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Why Can't I Eat Bananas Anymore?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I used to eat bananas all the time. But in my early 20's I cannot seem to tolerate them. I get real bad abdominal or stomach pains. It feels like my body cannot digest it. I tried this several times months and even years later. Same problem. They make me feel sick. Really sick.

Any ideas?

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on July 15, 2012
at 05:08 PM

And it is definitely bananas.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on July 15, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Because I am curious.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on July 15, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Not that I am aware.

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on July 10, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Have you tried bananas from a different store or a different kind?

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on July 10, 2012
at 05:22 PM

If you eat 3 meals a day, there's not a moment when you're not digesting food. For all you or he knows, he's reacting to something else. It's good to experiment to find out what your body can handle and what it can't. He found that bananas cause him trouble. You can't decide that a food gives you trouble if you only eat it once. Too many variables.

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on July 10, 2012
at 05:20 PM

The only bananas you should be eathing BTCHLPS are FULLY ripe ones. The banana should be gooey and the skin should be pretty much entirely brown.

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on July 10, 2012
at 05:19 PM

As Renee said, ripe bananas means the difficult to digest starch has been converted into monosugars.

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on July 10, 2012
at 05:01 PM

I think the riper they are, the starch converts to sugar, or something. All I know is I find ripe ones much easier to digest.

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on July 10, 2012
at 04:38 PM

i get the same way. It happens with unripe/ semi ripe bananas. I can only handle super ripe ones, where i have to battle fruit flies

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on July 10, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Fructose malabsorption perhaps? Whatever it is, don't eat them.

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on July 10, 2012
at 11:51 PM

I used to eat em no problem but not i get pain in my hands. Avoidance is our only option i guess.

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on July 10, 2012
at 06:41 PM

I had the same problem with them, which is funny cuz as a baby and kid I couldn't get enough of them. I found that I could only eat them if they were cooked in something and not raw.

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on July 10, 2012
at 03:13 PM

I have the same issues with bananas if I eat them on an empty stomach. Especially in the morning. Have you tried eating them with other foods? I will eat a banana with almond or sunflower butter and it helps.

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on July 10, 2012
at 03:09 PM

Do you have problems with any other fruits that may support the theory of latex allergy cross-reactivity? Avocado is the only other one I know off-hand - here's a bit more exhaustive list: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12440950

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on July 15, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Not that I am aware.

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on July 10, 2012
at 04:34 PM

Truly not meant to sound like a wise a$$, but why eat them if they bother you? Your body seems to be telling you something.

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on July 10, 2012
at 05:22 PM

If you eat 3 meals a day, there's not a moment when you're not digesting food. For all you or he knows, he's reacting to something else. It's good to experiment to find out what your body can handle and what it can't. He found that bananas cause him trouble. You can't decide that a food gives you trouble if you only eat it once. Too many variables.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

(418)

on July 15, 2012
at 05:08 PM

And it is definitely bananas.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

(418)

on July 15, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Because I am curious.

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