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Old 08-11-2018, 08:33 AM   #1
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why does ice cream cause constipation in some people?

why does ice cream cause constipation in some people? why is that? i only ask because when i started eating some ice cream i started getting constipated but dont know why? can someone please tell us why this would be the case? as strange as it sounds it does cause this in some people! rsvp.

 
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:34 AM   #2
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Re: why does ice cream cause constipation in some people?

The short answer is that it has a negative affect on colon health. So why does it affect some people and not others? Well, not everyone starts with the same colon health before they start eating ice cream. If someone has poor colon health to begin with, ice cream may be the last straw that breaks the camel's back. Conversely, if someone has excellent colon health and occasionally eats a very small portion of ice cream, less damage will be done to colon health.

It has to do with fiber and the microorganisms in the colon that feed on fiber. Lots of fiber is needed in our diet to promote a healthy community of microorganisms. Ice cream does not contain fiber, but does contain a lot of sugar. And processed foods that contain sugar can damage the good bacteria in your gut.

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Old 08-11-2018, 10:46 AM   #3
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Re: why does ice cream cause constipation in some people?

What else are you eating and are you on any meds, and how are your bm habits normally? Have you been sick? Do you have bowel disease? IBS? Lots of stress/distress?

Easy to assume ice cream or foods initially. Ice cream has no substance to it....so if you're consuming more and not of other foods, that could be the issue.

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:22 AM   #4
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Re: why does ice cream cause constipation in some people?

You could be lactose intolerant...fatty ice cream could be causing you to get sick. Can you drink milk?
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Dear jeffrey,

The simple answer is that dairy products contain calcium and calcium normally does constipate. This is normal, and it affects some people more than others, maybe because they might not have enough magnesium in their bodies to balance out the calcium.

Interestingly, if you add banana, sliced almonds and dark chocolate to the ice cream, it is not just delicious, but those foods contain magnesium that will help balance out the calcium.

Isn't that great!?
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