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    Quote Originally Posted by peoniesarepretty View Post
    Oh just saw about the other bit.

    I don't see how juice would help constipation - far better to actually eat a pear! It's the fibre in fruit that helps in that respect. And this is why fruit juice is fairly useless - it doesn't have the fibre, but it has sugar and acids which are bad for your teeth.

    Just eat bananas and pears, or have some metamucil.
    Pear juice was suggested to me by my FS and FN, so i was pretty much following their advice. I also agree with Mrs P - when i had pear juice for the first time, WOW lol. I then added a handful of prunes to the mix and realised i'd have to ease up a little on one or the other. I can attest that pear juice definitely does get the digestive system moving!

    I agree with getting pears though - but what i might do is cut them up and then puree one or 2 in the blender. Another thing to do is to stew apple, pear and prunes and eat that (if you like stewed fruit - which i do!)
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    I don't have the consitpation problem, so probably not a good idea!! lol

    I would still rather eat the piece of fruit. My FNs said to eat pears anyway. I find bananas are good for that too ... and good source of potassium too.

    I think gastrolyte and hydralyte have everything gatorade has except for the sugar. (but I could be wrong) They definitely have sodium - that's the point of them.

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    Ive got both here I only have 10 serves of the chemist stuff though boo need more!

    Bananas constipate me eek

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    Bananas have the same effect on me too! I find a small glass of pear juice with a serve of plain benefibre does the job. Add a few prunes and it works a treat! The preceding stomach grumbles, etc are a constant source of hilarity to DH. Oh so sexy.

    I thnk it's al about moderation - a glass of pear juice is not going to be detrimental to your health, it's not like this is forever I actually had some severe constipation and pear juice wasn't even working, i needed to go down the glycerin suppository route :|

    I'd have hydralite/gastrolite over gatorade for sure - the former are used by people who particularly need the electrolytes, and things like gatorade tend to be a little better for people who require some sugar as well for endurance - BUT there are better drink for that than gatorade.
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    Bananas constipating?? Never heard anyone say that before!

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    Sorry to crash - but bananas that aren't fully ripe are well known to constipate. Try them when they're spotty & you'll be all good.

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    Hi Mrs P,

    I had moderate OHSS last year & was told to drink at least 1 litre of Gatorade per day but the specialist said that if I got the powder in the tub I could make it half strength - so I think 1 scoop instead of 2 (it says on the label). I asked if other electrolyte drinks would be better but was told Gatorade was best. Also at least 2 litres of water per day. Keep eating lots of protein & I was also told rest would help.

    Hope all goes well for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by becandabub View Post
    Sorry to crash - but bananas that aren't fully ripe are well known to constipate. Try them when they're spotty & you'll be all good.
    This is exactly right and the reason why I stay away from bananas at times like this. I can't stand overripe bananas, except in smoothies, so i'd rather eat a perfectly yellow banana. I only eat bananas rarely anyway.

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    Hi!

    I was doing 3-4l water and 2x glasses of gatorade(we had the one you mix at home) per day.
    I find pear juice makes me feel sick so I snacked on grapes and reduced wheat intake. worked the trick!!!

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