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Can eating Mexican food cause constipation?

Asked by Northcliff, Last updated: Oct 17, 2020

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H. Martin

H. Martin

H. Martin
H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Jan 04, 2019

There are certain foods in all ethnic foods that can cause constipation. Some of these foods include milk, red meat, caffeine, fried foods, gluten, sugar and chocolate. These are just a few of the foods that cause constipation.

However, these foods may cause some people to be constipated, but not others. It just depends on the person. So, these foods and ingredients can be found in Mexican foods.

However, they can be found in other ethnic foods as well. It just depends upon how much of these are put in Mexican foods. If you get constipated easily, then I would stay away from mole sauce because it has chocolate in it. I would also stay away from beef and stick to chicken enchiladas.

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b.Oliviasi

b.Oliviasi

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B.Oliviasi

Answered Oct 25, 2017

No, eating Mexican food cannot cause constipation. However, eating certain ingredients found in certain Mexican dishes can actually cause constipation. It is not right to say that all Mexican food can cause constipation because that is not really the case.

However, for the purpose of answering this question, it is worthy to remember that any of the following foods/ingredients can cause constipation: 1) Milk because it is high in fat, slows down the process of digestion, and causes gas from lactose, 2) Cheese because it is high in fat and also contains lactose which causes gas, 3) Sugar because it is high in fat and low in fiber, and 4) Red meat because it contains a lot of fat and small amounts of fiber that can slow down the process of digestion.

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