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    #1

    ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    What is the best way to describe that some kind of fruit will help you to go to the toilet everyday?

    a) ..... helps regulate the digestive system.
    b) ......helps regulate the excretory system.

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    Re: Please help

    Welcome to the forum, Nuch Napatorn.

    We can help you better if you give us some idea of why you are asking this question.

    Is this a language question or a dietary/medical one?

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    Please note that I have changed your thread title in accordance with the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #3

    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    In AmE, it is common to say "keeps you regular".

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    #4

    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In AmE, it is common to say "keeps you regular".
    It's the same in British English.

    Prunes/Fresh pears can help keep you regular.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    Fruits help in your bowel movement

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    #6

    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Fruits help in your bowel movement

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    That doesn't work for me. You might get away with "Some fruits can help your bowel movements" or something similar but "help in" doesn't work and it's not all fruits.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    OK, the 'in' shouldn't be there.

    Practically all fruits help bowel movements due to their fibre content, to a certain extent. No?

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    #8

    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    No. Not all fruits have a high fiber content.

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    #9

    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    Is there any fruit which does not contain fibre?

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    #10

    Re: ...helps regulate the digestive system.

    As far as I know, there are none that contain no fiber. But there is a variety of fruits recommended for low fiber diets. We are not talking all or nothing here. Just for an example, check the fiber content of watermelon.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 12-Jan-2015 at 13:33. Reason: typo

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