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Constipation makes it difficult for an individual to pass stool or decrease the frequency of bowel movements. The medical community's requirement for a diagnosis of constipation is fewer than three bowel movements in one week. Constipation can occur for several reasons, such as prescription medication, supplement consumption, or eating certain foods and drinks. A person who is experiencing constipation should avoid specific foods that can exacerbate the issue, and may want to minimize consumption to avoid future issues.

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1. Bananas

Eating bananas that are not ripe enough can cause constipation. Underripe green bananas are full of starch, which is hard for the body to digest. Infants and toddlers can become constipated by snacking on too many bananas, as well. Moderation is key. Many people buy bananas when they are still green to give them more time to eat them, but it is important not to start snacking until they have ripened.

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