Can Bananas Soften Or Harden The Stool?
Thank you for the question.
Bananas are rich in soluble fiber, and soluble fiber can absorb water so that the stool will tend to be soft and facilitate its movement through digestion, thereby reducing the risk of constipation. Green bananas are also rich in starch which works like a soluble fiber, thus also reducing the risk of constipation and reducing diarrhea. However, there are also sources which state that bananas can cause constipation, even though these sources do not yet have solid evidence.
If you feel bananas can harden your stool and make you constipated, you can reduce eating bananas, or avoid them completely for a while to see their effects on your digestive tract. This is because the digestive tract of each person is different, so food that can make a person constipate or make his stool hard, does not mean it will give the same effect to others.
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