Foods That Cause Constipation and Effects of Calcium

The following foods tend to cause constipation:

  • Dry foods, like crackers and morning cereals, if eaten with insufficient fluid

  • Low-fiber foods, like cheese, meat, eggs, chocolate, cakes, ice cream and other sweets, white bread or pasta, white rice, mashed and fried potatoes, chips, fast food, pre-prepared (instant) foods, fast foods in general

  • Alcohol (except red wine), low-fiber drinks with glucose (soda, fruit juice), energy drinks containing caffeine or taurine

  • Citrus fruits with lot of connective tissue, like oranges or grapefruit, if eaten in excess

  • Nuts, like peanuts, and seeds

Source:Foods That Cause Constipation and Effects of Calcium

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