digestive health


Question by  emmasma (14)

Do bananas cause constipation?

I can't figure out why I'm constipated.


Answer by  AKM79 (330)

Unripe bananas can cause constipation while ripe bananas will help move the bowels through the intestinal tract eliminating constipation issues. The reason why green or unripe bananas can cause constipation is because they are high in starches and are harder on the digestive system.


Answer by  Purple (948)

Yes, banana's do slow down bowel movements. I have to watch how many I eat or i will get stopped up. You do have to eat plenty of fiber in your diet and drink plenty of water. The famous Dr's perscription for diareaha is the BRAT diet. Banana's, rice and toast.


Answer by  dtalk (428)

You need to eat more acidic foods, like foods with citrus in them. Oranges, kiwis, grapefruit, pineapple, are all good examples. Balancing dry and wet foods is crucial.


Answer by  kph0329 (637)

My grandparents always told me that bananas were good to eat if you had diarrhea, so I guess that means that they can cause constipation, especially if you eat too many.

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