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Foods that are binding?

By Anonymous April 19, 2015 - 9:18am
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I was told that I can find a list of foods that are not as binding as other food choices. I apologize I do not really know much more about this issue but would love to read about what Empowher has on this subject. For example I heard that oatmeal binds more than other foods. Any insights, lists or articles you have would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

The "binding foods" refers to foods that lead to constipation.  Here is a general list of things to avoid in order to keep the digestive system clean.

  • diary
  • red meat
  • highly processed foods (chips, frozen dinners, baked goods etc)
  • bananas
  • oatmeal
  • fried foods

These food tend to clog the intestines so to speak and make digestion a much slower process.


April 19, 2015 - 9:34pm
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