Do raisins cause constipation?


Quick Answer

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.

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Raisins, like most fruits, are high in fiber and have a laxative effect on the bowels when eaten. Fiber attracts more water into the bowel, and more water in the bowel helps waste products move more quickly through the system. According to MedlinePlus, too much fruit in a diet can cause intestinal distress such as diarrhea, excess gas and bloating, so it is important to avoid eating too many raisins.

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