I once read that bananas have both properties (laxative & constipating).Logically speaking:Bananas'
laxative properties probably are:Their
sweetness combined with gel-like textureBananas' constipating property probably is:The
"chalky-textured" part (i.e. the part which leaves a chalky-feeling residue on your tongue)I know for a fact that my mom would always take bananas (plus rice/wheat puffs plus buttermilk plus warm drink) as it helped regulate herI, too, do not
find bananas constipating, but rather more regulating, when mixed with cereal and a warm drink.Re: pears, I'd say it depends what type of pears they are. If their texture is moist, mushy & gel-like (such as in baby food or cooked pears) then I'd say they tend toward laxative properties. If, however,
they leave sort of a chalky "unripe-feeling" feel in your mouth, chances are they're constipating.