Best Fruits for lessening BMs

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   Posted 8/23/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I have bananas at least 3 a day but it seems not to work as well as before. I am also trying apples but I don't like it as much as I like bananas. What other fruits based on our experiences can help reduce or improve the quality of BMs? Which is better bananas or apples?
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   Posted 8/23/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
applesauce seems to help me.

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   Posted 8/23/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Bananas and applesauce are both part of the traditional BRAT diet for decreasing D. Bananas, rice, applesauce and (dry) toast. I wouldn't eat apples raw, but as applesauce or baked will make them easier to digest.
L-glutamine is recommended for slowing D/multiple BMs. You might also consider a fiber supplement, if you're not already taking one.

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   Posted 8/23/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
bananas would give me, I would avoid them. You could try baby food fruits and the apple sauce would be better than the raw apples. You could try nectarines or peaches, sans the peel.
Even bake them for a while to soften them a bit more.

Are you eating other foods at least?

You should consider fibre supplements to bulk up the stool.

You should also consider a rectal retention med.

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