Should you eat bananas to get relief from constipation?

(The Health Site) Many people include banana in their diet in the hope that it will help to cleanse their intestines, soften the stool and help avoid bouts of constipation.

But the role of banana in relieving constipation is a bit confusing. Even though the fruit is high in fibre there are studies and also expert opinions which defy the claim that bananas are a good natural remedy for constipation.

Here are few other remedies for constipation that might not work.

A study published in 2014 stated that bananas weren’t a very good option to treat constipation, especially in kids.

We asked naturopath and sports nutritionist Dhvani Shah if bananas were a good option to relieve constipation, here is what she had to say:

‘Other than bananas one should opt for other stool- softening foods like legumes, nuts, apples, pomegranate or prunes that promises to lubricate the gut and help to pass the bowels.’ Read the full story at thehealthsite.com. Featured image: jessica mullen, CC BY 2.0. 

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