Bananas do not cause constipation or diarrhea unless a person overindulges on them. Bananas are one of the foods that are suggested for people to eat when they are suffering from diarrhea, according to MedlinePlus.Know More
Bananas contain electrolytes and other nutrients. Diarrhea tends to deplete these nutrients. By eating bananas, some of those nutrients are restored. When the nutrients are restored, the digestive tract is more likely to get back to normal.
If a person overindulges in bananas, that person might get diarrhea. This is not likely to happen unless the person eats a significant number of bananas, causing a sudden increase in potassium that the body attempts to expel.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Bananas that are unripe, or green in color, cause or contribute to constipation. The impact of bananas on constipation is a common source of confusion in part because bananas either contribute to constipation or help relieve it based on the level of ripeness, according to Everyday Health.Full Answer >
Ripen green bananas quickly by closing them in a paper or plastic bag with a pear, tomato or apple, or by baking them in a 170-degree oven and removing them before they form brown spots. Bagging takes about 24 hours. Baking requires an hour and then cooling in the refrigerator.Full Answer >
Many varieties of bananas have seeds; however, Cavendish bananas, which are the type that most people eat, do not have seeds. Long ago a tetraploid banana was mated with a normal diploid banana, creating a banana that couldn't mate or produce seeds, which is the banana we eat today.Full Answer >
To keep bananas from ripening too quickly, put them in the refrigerator or separate them from the bunch and wrap the end with plastic cling wrap. Wrapping the end of a bunch may also work, but may make it difficult to seal off holes.Full Answer >