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Foods that should be avoided for IBS patients






Irritable bowel syndrome foods

It is advised to avoid eating certain foods to reduce the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome, which are constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating. The following are the most important of these foods: [1]

Foods that trigger symptoms of constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome

These foods include: [1]
  • Bread and breakfast cereals made from refined cereals.
  • Processed foods like potato chips.
  • Coffee, alcohol and soft drinks .
  • High protein diet.
  • Dairy products, especially cheese.

Foods that trigger symptoms of diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome

These foods include: [1]
  • Foods rich in insoluble fiber in vegetable and fruit peels.
  • Food and beverages that contain chocolate, caffeine, fructose, sorbitol, or alcohol.
  • Soft drinks.
  • Meals are large.
  • Fried and fatty foods.
  • Milk, especially for people with lactose intolerance to milk sugar.
  • Gluten , especially for people who are allergic to it.


Irritable bowel syndrome recommended foods

It is recommended to eat some foods to relieve symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, including the following: [2]
  • Fruits: such as bananas, raspberries, melons, grapes, oranges, kiwis, and strawberries.
  • Vegetables: carrots, eggplant, green beans, spinach, zucchini and sweet potatoes.
  • Dairy products: It is advised to eat calcium-rich products such as yogurt instead of lactose-containing, as bacteria in yogurt help relieve the irritating symptoms that accompany Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Fats: as olive oil .
  • Milk: as soy milk, almond milk and oat milk.

Tips to relieve colon symptoms

Here are the most important tips that can be followed to relieve the symptoms that irritate the colon: [3]
  • Drink more water, especially when you have diarrhea or constipation.
  • Reducing stress by practicing yoga and meditation exercises.
  • Exercise aerobic exercise regularly for the treatment of physical and mental stress.
  • Quitting smoking, as smoking increases the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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