What not to eat with irritable bowel syndrome?

What not to eat with irritable bowel syndrome?

Certain foods and eating habits may trigger symptoms for some individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some dietary recommendations for managing IBS include:

  • Foods high in FODMAPs: FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed by the gut. These include certain fruits, vegetables, dairy products, sweeteners, and grains. Limiting or eliminating these foods may help reduce symptoms in some people with IBS.
  • Gluten: Some people with IBS may also have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, which can trigger symptoms.
  • Fried and fatty foods: These foods can slow down digestion and cause discomfort
  • Caffeine and alcohol: These can stimulate the muscles of the gut and worsen symptoms in some people.
  • Carbonated drinks: They can cause bloating and gas
  • Dairy products: Some people with IBS may have lactose intolerance which can cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea.

It is important to note that different individuals may have different triggers and it is important to work with a healthcare provider or a dietitian to develop a personalized diet plan that works for you. Also, it is better to avoid any food that triggers your symptoms.

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