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    Old 10-17-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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    Bananas=constipation????

    hi, i love babanas but my freind who has hemmeriods told me that they make them worse because they cause constipation. i also get hemmeroids and am now scared of eating bananas incase it makes them worse. so basically is it true do bananas really cause constipation? thanx!

     
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    Old 10-17-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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    Re: Bananas=constipation????

    huh... err.. nevermind me. I'm just being stupid lol... I don't know.

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    Old 10-17-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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    Re: Bananas=constipation????

    haha yeah was confused there for a second, thought this was diet and nutritian board! thanx anyways!

     
    Old 10-17-2005, 01:06 PM   #4
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    Re: Bananas=constipation????

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    hi, i love babanas but my freind who has hemmeriods told me that they make them worse because they cause constipation. i also get hemmeroids and am now scared of eating bananas incase it makes them worse. so basically is it true do bananas really cause constipation? thanx!
    yes it's true along with potatoes and rice and nuts. These are the foods they tell you to eat to bind you when you have diarhhea..Lisa

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    Old 10-17-2005, 11:54 PM   #5
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    Re: Bananas=constipation????

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    hi, i love babanas but my freind who has hemmeriods told me that they make them worse because they cause constipation. i also get hemmeroids and am now scared of eating bananas incase it makes them worse. so basically is it true do bananas really cause constipation? thanx!
    anxious85,

    The question is, do bananas cause *YOU* to become constipated? I eat at least one everyday and have no problems. Everybody is different. Your friend's reaction to certain foods may not be the same as your reaction. Some people say that eating dried prunes or apricots causes the stools to become loose. This isn't the case at all with me. More important is, what is *YOUR* experience with bananas?

    --Rheanna

     
    Old 10-18-2005, 05:36 AM   #6
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    Re: Bananas=constipation????

    I've never had constipation problems with bananas...quite the contrary actually. At 3.5 grams of soluble fiber per large banana it's a pretty intestinally-friendly food.

     
    Old 10-18-2005, 08:47 AM   #7
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    Re: Bananas=constipation????

    anxious, yes they can "slow" things for most people. But, as with most things, it is a matter of balance. If you are getting plenty of fiber elsewhere, a banana a day is not going to cause any problems! And, of course, the final test is: do YOU experience any "slowness" eating bananas? If not, chow down! They have good stuff in them to compensate!

     
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