Yes, it can do.  Some foods can cause more or less gas, consistency and stoma output than others, but this can be different for each individual.

Although it can vary for each individual, foods that are linked to loose stools include: 

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Apple juice
  • Baked beans
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Dairy
  • Grape juice
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Liquorice
  • Prune juice
  • Spiced foods
  • Tomatoes

Foods that can help thicken stools include:

  • Bananas
  • Cheese
  • Rice pudding
  • Marshmallows
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Weak tea

Foods that can cause blockages include:

  • Celery
  • Coleslaw
  • Corn
  • Dried fruits
  • Meat casings
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Peas
  • Pineapple
  • Popcorn
  • Salad greens
  • Seeds

If you feel that your diet is somehow negatively affecting your output, you may want to keep a food journal which may then help you understand if a certain food is causing the problem and help you discuss this with a healthcare professional.