Our expert says:
I would strongly advise against eating prickly pear as the pips can cause problems in bowel disease and cause pronounced constipation. Prickly pears are sometimes used by individuals with chronic diarrhoea to counteract this condition. If you are having problems with controlling your condition, it may be a good idea for you to consult a clinical dietitian (phone (012) 998-5650 (mornings) for the name and address of your nearest dietitian). It is really worthwhile to have an individual diet worked out so that your personal reactions can be taken into account.
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