A kiwifruit intervention was found to improve bowel function in those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. This was accomplished without side effects, such as heart attacks and stroke associated with the primary drug prescribed to treat the condition, tegaserod.
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I have a few other videos that mention kiwi fruit, including New Cholesterol Fighters, and the Antioxidant Content of 3,139 Foods, but this is the first of a three-video series on the latest discoveries focusing on them. Next, we’ll examine the role this fruit can play in protecting and repairing DNA in Kiwifruit and DNA Repair, and we’ll then look more broadly at Plant-Based Diets and Cellular Stress Defenses. The role of fruit, fiber, and antioxidants in general may help explain why people eating plant-based diets have improved laxation. See Bristol Stool Scale; Bulking Up on Antioxidants; Bowels of the Earth; Food Mass Transit; and Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants. And also see my other videos on bowel movements.
For all of my videos on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), see the topic page.