If someone has a bowel movement less than twice a week, doctors speak of constipation. It is often certain foods that cause problems for digestion. If you have frequent problems with bowel movements, you should know which diets make the intestine particularly sluggish.  You may Download Youtube video to mp4 if you have some files regarding foods or recipes that need to be converted.

Do bananas have a puffing effect?

Bananas have a general reputation for promoting constipation. This assumption has now been refuted. On the contrary: Bananas even have a regulating effect on digestion, because they contain a lot of digestive fiber. For this reason, mashed bananas are a good way to get used to solid food again after suffering from diarrhea in the stomach and intestines. However, this only applies to ripe fruits. On the other hand, unripe green bananas can actually have a constipating effect because they contain more starch, which takes longer to metabolize in the intestine.

Does cheese really close the stomach?

As is well known, cheese closes the stomach and is therefore often served at the end of a sumptuous meal. And cheese actually contains many fatty acids which, when they come into contact with the intestinal wall, lead to hormone-like substances being released. These inhibit the muscle movement of the stomach and block the exit of the stomach, the so-called stomach gate. Cheese is one of the constipating foods that harden the stool and should only be consumed in moderation. This is especially true for dry cheese.

With black tea, the steeping time is important

If you like to drink black tea, you should pay particular attention to the brewing time and the amount of tea. Because the hot drink can disrupt digestion. Black tea unfolds its invigorating character best when it is not left to steep for more than three minutes. In addition, three to four slightly heaped teaspoons – four to six grams of tea – are enough for one liter of infusion.

Other foods that, if consumed in excess, can lead to constipation

  • Chocolate
  • White rice
  • Carrots
  • Red meat
  • Eggs
  • White flour products
  • Cornflakes
  • Ready meals
  • Crisps

Basically, the fattier and sweeter the food, the higher the risk of constipation, as it slows down the digestive process. This in turn causes more water to be withdrawn from the stool and it becomes firm.