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eating more fruits and veg, having watery stools?

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In the past few days ive changed my diet from eating high sugary and fatty foods to eating more fruits and veg, exercising regularly and drinking around 3 cups of green tea a day. Ive noticed that since this change, my stools appear watery and runny, and resemble mince meat (yuk). The colour appears to be normal brown, and theres no bleeding or redness, i once suffered from watery farts just before my BM. After ive had a BM i have a dull pain in my lower right abdomen which lasts around 20 minutes or so, but apart from that i dont suffer from fatigue, weakness, fevers, etc.

Is this due to a dietary change? Im 23 years old with no underlying health problems...
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replied January 30th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Fruits and vegetables contain more of water content, along with lots of soluble fibre. The content of insoluble fibres (that are not absorbed, and hence form bulk of the stool), varies with the type of fruits you consume.

In your case, your symptoms could be due to a recent change in your diet. Having proper fibre rich foods like Almonds, Cooked Black beans, Bran cereal, Bread, whole wheat Bread, Brown rice, Cashews, Flax seeds, Garbanzo beans, Kidney beans, Red Lentils, Lima beans , Oats, rolled dry oats, Quinoa, Pasta, whole wheat, Peanuts, Pistachio nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Soybeans, Sunflower seeds and Walnuts - can be helpful to have well formed stools.

I hope this helps.

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