Do bananas work in treating constipation?

No one can argue that bananas are a healthy fruit loaded with foliate, fibre, potassium and magnesium. But the question remains about whether the nutritious fruit causes or relieves constipation. In an article on Everyday Health, Tammy Lakatos, registered dietician, nutritionist and personal trainer said that unripened green bananas are constipating, but ripe bananas with […]

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Does depression lead to chronic constipation?

When you think of other conditions that may be linked to depression, chronic constipation may be the one of the last things on your mind. And understandably so, since mental health conditions like depression are often linked to or is the result of other mental health conditions, such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, or even some […]

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Unable to pass stool? Do not ignore as it may not be constipation

Struggling to pass stools is often passed off as problem related with constipation, but a three-year-long survey done by a Mumbai hospital says otherwise. The survey found 42 per cent patients had obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS) which is the inability to pass stool through the digestive tract and out the rectum, this is often mistaken […]

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Try these foods to relieve constipation

Sometimes, all it takes to solve the problem is a few changes to your diet. And the key word is ‘fibre,’ which is what you might be missing. Here are five foods that could help bring some relief. Oatmeal “There are two types of fibre – insoluble and soluble – and they can both help […]

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22% of Indians suffer from constipation, says survey

Stomach tightness, feeling of uneasiness coupled with severe stomach pain could be quite disturbing. Yes, we are talking about constipation! Gradually, constipation has become a common problem. Modern day lifestyle is to be blamed to give rise to this condition. Some of the most common perpetrators would certainly be junk food consumption, alcohol abuse, smoking […]

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#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

What does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

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Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for it

With the increasing celebrity diets and several kinds of research, curiosity, and demand for ketogenic diet rank much higher. Being a nutrition expert, I insist people understand the diet before engaging in any such diet programs. Let’s see what ketosis is: It forces the body to utilise fats as an energy source, since; absence or […]

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Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!

  Junk and fried food Eating junk and processed food causes our immune system to respond with an inflammatory reaction, to provide protection to our tissues and cells. Chronic inflammation then hinders our ability to fight infections. Too much salt, sugar and fat cause’s harmful bacteria to grow in the digestive system thereby compromising your […]

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Is popcorn a healthy snack? Here’s what you need to know

Popcorn is a type of corn kernel that, when people heat it, it pops to become light and fluffy. Popcorn contains plenty of nutrients and vitamins when people make it in the right way. Low in fat and high in fibre, popcorn can be a healthy snack – if you choose the right kind. Discover […]

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Smart foods to beat that stomach bloating

Bloating is often an uncomfortable feeling in your abdomen area as a result of air built-up in the digestive tract. This uncomfortable feeling can also lead to things like gas, nausea and constipation. But, the good news is that you can set your body straight by loading up on these healthy foods, say experts. Dr […]

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