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10 Foods to Avoid With IBS: Control Your Symptoms


Individuals with irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, can have difficulty controlling their symptoms. The symptoms of IBS range from abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating. Episodes of IBS symptoms can come on quickly and leave sufferers in embarrassing situations.

One of the best treatment options is an elimination diet. Theres are many known trigger foods for IBS, so avoid them to see how your symptoms change. Keep a food diary to record what you eat and what your physical effects are. If you avoid a food and feel better, then you know to avoid it in the future. Here are 10 of the most common trigger foods that you might choose to avoid if you have irritable bowel syndrome…

10. Broccoli

Although, health experts often suggest upping your fiber intake to help soothe the symptoms of IBS. Oftentimes, fibrous foods, especially gas-producing vegetables (i.e., onions, broccoli, garlic,  cauliflower, and beans) can cause painful attacks and uncomfortable gas. The thinking behind increasing fiber is that it reduces IBS-related constipation, by softening and bulking stool to make it easier to pass.

However, trigger foods differ for everyone. Just because you can eat the fiber found in certain vegetables, fruits, beans, bran, bread and cereals, doesn’t mean you can stand cruciferous veggies, like broccoli. If broccoli is a trigger for increased bloating, try cooking it instead of eating it raw. Steaming is a great option.

 

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