Irritable Bowel syndrome can make daily life uncomfortable and sometimes downright miserable. Although all sufferers of IBS differ when it comes to the types of foods that lead to flare ups, there are some common foods that tend to bring on bouts of IBS. Here is our list of the most common IBS inducing foods to avoid to try to slowly reduce the amount of cramping, pain and any constipation and diarrhea that may be happening as a result of your diet.
Fibre is an essential part of any diet but when it comes to IBS sometimes less is more. Fibre can really aggravate diarrhea so if your IBS usually results in diarrhea, it could be a sign that you are eating too much fibre and you need to reduce your daily intake. As fibre is essential, you shouldn’t be cutting out fibre all together, so you should be looking at a soluble fibre instead. Soluble fibre can be found in grains such as porridge and barley, in root vegetables such as carrots and parsnips and peas, fruits like berries, mangoes and grapefruit. If you are really struggling with IBS after slowly changing the fibre you are changing in your diet try some IBS Relief from Accord to calm down your symptoms until your body adjusts to your new diet.
Grains, again, whilst being super important in any diet, can also IBS symptoms, so they are another area for exploration for anyone that suffers discomfort after eating. This is generally due to the fact that most grains contain gluten, and gluten is one of the most common types of proteins that people are allergic to, or have an intolerance to.
Rye, barley and wheat all contain gluten, so if you are regularly consuming these grains and suffering from IBS symptoms any of these cause be a major contributing factor.
Although there is a big difference between people who are allergic to gluten, as this condition is known as celiac disease, and those that suffer from a gluten intolerance. The number of celiac suffers is lower and it is crippling and very serious illness, normally problems with gluten is usually more likely to be an intolerance. That intolerance however can still reduce a sufferer’s quality of life so it is very important to experiment with eradicating these grains to see if your symptoms improve.
Diary, whilst offering some health benefits can also be a problem for those who suffer from IBS. It can be problematic because it contains fat which can result in excess gas and diarrhea. It can also be a problem as many people with IBS are lactose intolerant, so it is worth trying to reduce the amount of dairy you consume to see if it has any impact on your symptoms. Probiotic yoghurts are a good way of getting diary into your system, by adding healthy bacteria into your system which will in turn strengthen the resilience of your gut, and help to reduce IBS symptoms.