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Diarrhea in Ramadan. Are fruits the cause ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 30, 2012 at 6:05 AM

I won't consider it as diarrhea, rather as irregular bowel movements, loose stool-ish. I break my fast with one date, 4 eggs and 2 chicken legs. Then, I eat a fruit bowl which consists of melon/cantaloup, peaches and mangoes. I've been frequently visiting the washroom since the last 4 days I think.

What is causing this ? Is it the food combining ? Am I supposed to fruits on their own ?

Please help ! any answer would be very very appreciated.

Thanks :)

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Just remembered, a good spicy greasy merguez would go really nicely with the melons ...

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on July 30, 2012
at 08:51 AM

You might have some degree of fructose intolerance. Mangoes, in particular, are very high in fructose. Try replacing the mangoes with starch: potatoes, sweet potatoes, perhaps even white rice if you're not strict Paleo. (You can also eat more meat and eggs...whatever tastes right to you.)

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on July 30, 2012
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Perfect Health Diet mentions combining a good dose of saturated fat with your fruit (the classic "berries and cream" or "peaches and cream" desserts). The fructose puts a load on your liver and saturated fats help heal your liver.

If, by chance or tradition, you want to keep up the fruit intake: coconut cream is a great pairing with mango, nuts go well with the dates (and if you can get fresh dates rather than dried, even better), peaches and heavy cream (if you can tolerate dairy).

Unfortunately, the only pairing that comes to mind for melon is proscuitto which, I'm assuming, is out of the question for you, but if you have access to something fatty and salty (beef jerky maybe?) that might provide an alternative.

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on July 30, 2012
at 05:39 PM

Just remembered, a good spicy greasy merguez would go really nicely with the melons ...

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on July 30, 2012
at 02:28 PM

I would definitely cut back on the fruit. Like J. Stanton said, use sweet potatoes or white potatoes instead. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water when you break your fast to make up for the lack of hydration during your fast.

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