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Can I become constipated from eating 3 apples a day ?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Not usually.

Apples average about 4 g of dietary fiber each, and eating more fiber would tend to make most people less constipated rather than more.
So if you're eating the apples as part of a healthy diet, that should actually be helpful. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids if you're increasing your fiber intake. You may need to look for another culprit, but I would not recommend stopping the apples. Good luck.

In brief: Not usually.

Apples average about 4 g of dietary fiber each, and eating more fiber would tend to make most people less constipated rather than more.
So if you're eating the apples as part of a healthy diet, that should actually be helpful. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids if you're increasing your fiber intake. You may need to look for another culprit, but I would not recommend stopping the apples. Good luck.
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