Wait, but aren’t bananas fruit? They should make you poop, right? Sadly, bananas are an exception to the rule that fruit tends to keep your digestive tract moving. The aforementioned study found that bananas could spell disaster for your insides, and Cassie Bjork, a dietitian with Healthy Simple Life, agrees that green bananas in particular can be a cause of constipation due to their high starch volume.
A study in the ‘90s examined 65 severely constipated children who had bowel movements every three to 15 days and didn't respond to laxatives. Fifteen days without pooping! Upon giving dairy the boot, 44 of the children found complete relief, likely due to undiagnosed sensitivities that make milk difficult to digest. The milk protein IgG may play a role in constipation, as it has the potential to provoke an immune response, making it difficult for the body to process. Consider skipping the cheese plate, and see if that loosens things up a bit.