Will Chili Make Me Constipated?
Chili is delicious, but will you regret eating it later on, when you’re in the bathroom? That depends in part on what you put in your chili.
One of the most popular things to put in chili is beef, but red meat is high in fat and low in fiber, so it can make you constipated. But on the other hand, spicy foods can increase blood flow to the intestines, which will help you go to the bathroom. And the vegetables and beans in chili have fiber, which also helps you go.
Most people will be OK eating chili as long as the chili isn’t too meat-heavy. But some people do end up feeling bloated or constipated, and if that’s you, you should try to drink plenty of water with your chili. It’s also a good idea to add fiber to the meal, whether it’s more vegetables in the pot or some whole-grain, high-fiber bread on the side.