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
Raisins do not cause constipation. Raisins, both the dark and golden varieties, are dried grapes and are counted among the types of fruit that can be eaten to relieve constipation.Full Answer >
It is thought that prunes, also called dried plums, aid in reducing constipation due to a high content in dietary fiber as well as polyphenols and sorbitol. It is likely that these have a combined effect.Full Answer >
Bananas that are unripe sometimes lead to constipation, but ripe bananas alleviate bowel obstructions, according to MedicineNet.com. Green bananas create constipation problems because of the high starch content.Full Answer >
Fruits that contain skin and seeds, such as apples, pears, raspberries and strawberries, may prevent and treat constipation because of their fiber content, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Prunes or dried plums are also good for constipation. Prunes contain fiber and sorbitol, which acts as a laxative, notes WebMD.Full Answer >