Could it be the bananas?
two weeks and see if the constipation resolves. You may (or may not) want to add them back to then see if the constipation returns. Everyone is different in their response to foods. Green bananas are a good source of resistant starch, this starch acts like soluble fibre, and generally helps to remedy constipation.
Dietary fibre is an essential component of bowel regularity, as is drinking enough water, moving regularly and exploring gut health.
Generally speaking, dietary fibre comes from the edible parts of plants or carbohydrates that resist digestion and absorption in the small intestine.
Some of this fibre then goes on to be broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large intestine. There are two forms: some legumes, vegetables, fruit, chia seeds, nuts, oats, and psyllium.
Soluble fibre attracts water, swells, and forms a gel. It bypasses digestion in the small intestine and is fermented by bacteria in the large intestine.
The bacteria in our gut ferment soluble fibre into short chain fatty acids. Soluble fibre can slow down the digestion of food.
This is found in whole grains, rice (brown), seeds, fruit and vegetables. Insoluble fibres are not water-soluble and do not form gels. Insoluble fibre adds roughage, which helps to bulk stools. Hi Sharon. Thank you for asking such a fabulous question! The wonderful thing is that even small changes make a difference, particularly when it comes to reducing the impact of plastics on our world. Reducing your consumption of plastic in everyday life, and encouraging others to do the same doesn’t have to be difficult. Here is a selection of just a few things you can do to reduce your impact:
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