10 Foods That Make You Constipated

Red Meat: High in fat and low in fiber, red meat can slow down the digestive process.

Dairy Products: Cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products are low in fiber and high in fat, which can lead to constipation.

Processed Grains: White bread, white rice, and other refined grains have had their fiber-rich outer layers removed, which can contribute to constipation.

Fried Foods: Rich in fat and low in fiber, fried foods can be hard to digest and slow down bowel movements.

Fast Food: Often high in fat and low in fiber, fast food items can contribute to constipation.

Bananas: Unripe bananas are high in starch and can be binding, leading to constipation.

Caffeine: While caffeine can stimulate bowel movements in some people, it can also lead to dehydration, potentially worsening constipation.

Alcohol: Alcohol can lead to dehydration, which is a common cause of constipation.

Gluten-Containing Foods: For people with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, gluten can lead to constipation.

Chocolate: Some people find that chocolate can exacerbate constipation, possibly due to its caffeine and fat content.

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