Do Bananas Cause Constipation?

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Surprisingly the answer is yes and no. This has been highly debated. If you search on the Internet, you will find a lot of people avoiding bananas, believing that it will cause constipation. However, you will also find websites that recommend bananas as a relief for constipation because they can increase bowel movement. Well, to put it precisely, the number of bananas you take per day and the ripeness of the bananas determine whether your constipation is relieved or worsened. Number of bananas: The recommended portion is to take two bananas per day. Ripeness of bananas: Constipation resulting from bananas is usually caused by eating unripe bananas. A certain type of enzyme in unripe bananas will prevent the bananas from fermenting in the stomach and thus result in constipation. A good banana ready for consumption should be well ripen, bright yellow with black spots.  Keywords: do bananas cause constipation, does bananas cause constipation.