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FOODS TO AVOID FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME


GREASY FOOD

Food with a high fat content will serve to increase the strength of intestinal contractions triggered by the body’s own natural gastro colic reflex. If you have a sensitive digestive system, you should avoid fatty meats and fried food. For example:
Pizza
Sausage
French fries

DAIRY PRODUCTS
A large number of people suffer from a condition known as lactose intolerance, in which their bodies are unable to digest lactose, the sugar found in dairy products. Lactose intolerance can lead to digestive symptoms of bloating, cramping and diarrhea. Common dairy products include:
Milk
Cheese
Ice cream

WHOLE GRAINS
Although a diet high in fiber is important for overall health, certain high fiber foods may be problematic. For individuals who suffer from celiac disease, ingesting a protein called gluten found in some whole grains (wheat, rye, and barley) causes the body’s immune system to attack the small intestine with the result of serious health problems. Even if you don’t suffer from celiac disease, you may want to avoid bran products, as bran appears to be an irritant to the digestive system. Try other whole wheat, non-bran products instead.

RAW FRUITS
Fruits are a wonderful source of important nutrients and so should be a major part of one’s diet. However, some people have difficulty with certain raw fruits. Luckily there is always the option of eating fruits that have been cooked or canned. Here are some common raw fruit offenders:
Melons, such as watermelon and cantaloupe
Citrus fruits, such as oranges and tangerines

VEGETABLES

Like fruits, vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Certain types of vegetables may be harder on your system:
Raw vegetables, such as onions, scallions and red peppers
Gas-producing vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli and beans

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes, found in many sugar-free and diet foods, are often poorly tolerated, resulting in symptoms of gas and bloating. Again, be sure to read labels carefully and look for these additives in the following products:
Sugar-free gum
Sugar substitute packets for coffee
Sugar-free ice cream

DRINKS
Don’t overlook what you are drinking when you are trying to identify foods that may create digestive upset. Here are some common culprits:
Sodas and other carbonated drinks, particularly if you suffer from gas and bloating
Coffee and other drinks with caffeine
Alcoholic drinks, particularly red wine
Diet sodas, as artificial sweeteners can also contribute to gas and bloating

SPICY FOODS
A recent study suggests that spicy food may contribute to the abdominal pain seen in IBS. The study found evidence that IBS patients have a greater number of a specific type of nerve fiber that reacts with pain to a substance within chili peppers. Chili peppers are a common ingredient in those spicy foods that set your mouth aflame.

NUTS AND SEEDS
Perhaps because of their high fat content, nuts present a problem for some IBS sufferers. If you have also been diagnosed with diverticulosis, your doctor may have told you to avoid nuts and seeds. Although there has been no medical research to support this theory, patients have often noted that eating nuts and seeds has led to painful flare- ups.

CHOCOLATE
I left this item for last, as it breaks my heart to add such a delicious item to this list. However unfortunate it may be, the reality is that many people do find that chocolate aggravates their digestive tract and therefore it should be avoided.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1490707993149{background: #333333 url(http://nutraorgana.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/section-bg.png?id=971) !important;}” el_id=”contact_form”][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]

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