Re: What can i eat to bulk my stools up?
To bulk up your stool you need to intake water soluble fibre. It is the type that absorbs water/liquid and don't give it back readily like grains, beans, potatoes, etc.
Bananas are an insoluble fibre like wheat bran, green bean, nuts, cauliflower. you need both types for normal BMs. You need between 20 and 30 grams of fibre daily for your bowels to function normally.
All meat including seafood and all dairy products do not contain any fibre.
I suggest that you also take a water fibre supplementlike psyllium twice daily and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. Psyllium contains both types of fibre. Since it is a natrual fibre, it will breakdown by the intestinal bacteria and cause gas but with continued use it will go away. It is also safe to take daily. It also work just as well for diarrhea and constipation.
Eating a good brand of yogurt is good to keep your intestinal bacteria in balance. Too much sweet fruit juice has a tendancy for your friendly intestinal bacteria to get out of balance becauce yeast thrives on sugary food.
God Bless--- Harry
Last edited by Harry; 01-13-2004 at 01:12 PM.