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i know that bananas are constipating because of a chemical that is in them acts on the digestive system to slow down movement (something to that affect i had read sometime) regarding pears, i do not think they are constipating, if someone has any info on pears being constipaing please tell
 

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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.
 

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I buy canned pears (unsweetened) I get about 5 half pears to a can. I eat 2 halfs every moring with 4 or 5 prunes. I believe they help the "C". Bananas bind me up. I have also read where pear juice is good for "C"
 

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I know that if you have an upset stomach with diarrhea they recommend the BRAT diet. Banana's, Rice, Apples, & Toast.I would tend to think they are more on the binding side.
 
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