A simple IBS diet plan can have a strong impact on the syndrome. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome occurs when the intestinal muscles couldn’t contract or expand enough to move digested food through the intestine (gut).
Food can be a major trigger for this ailment, likewise anxiety and candida problem.
However the real cause is hard to determine. Which ever way it is, a good IBS diet can reduce the syndrome.
Changing the way you eat can bring permanent relief from the pain, cramps and discomfort of IBS.
Add more insoluble fiber foods like the kind found in whole grains to your IBS diet. This will help your stool to be bulky and firm. It does normalize digestion and may help relieve many of the IBS symptoms such as having problems with constipation, and loose stool issues, bloating, and issues with heartburn.
Every one needs about 20-30 grams of fiber daily. So, eat 3-5 servings of wheat based, whole-grain products, such as wheat bran muffins, whole wheat crackers, wheat bran bread, and whole wheat cereals.
One caution: Introduce high-fiber foods into your diet gradually to reduce flatulence that can occur as your bowels adapt to more fiber.
It is noted that some of the recommended foods like wheat bran and cereals can still cause irritable bowel syndrome in some people according to research.
So choose your IBS diet carefully and don’t forget to keep your body hydrated with water everyday. You may also take 1 glass of carrot juice 3 times in a week.
If you believe that Candida albicans (yeast infection) could be responsible for your irritable bowel syndrome, then this natural recipe can be of great help to you.
Fennel seed is great for cramps of IBS, digestive woes, constipation problems, gas, and problems with diarrhea. The oil produced by the seeds help the involuntary muscles of the digestive system from having spasms. This helps the colon to move smoothly.
Consider a 2 day mini diet with fresh apples and apple juice. Accompany the diet with low fat diet, with soluble fiber such as leafy green salads, olive oil, lemon dressing, and whole grain cereals such as brown rice, oatmeal. You may also include steam vegetables in your IBS diet.
Foods to avoid
Avoid gas producing foods such as poor-quality-bread, cabbage, broccoli, peppers, onions, pickles, beans and legumes.
You might want to cut out wheat at least for a week, and also eliminate gassy drinks.
Stay away from sugar in all its form, including dietary sugar such as sorbitol and fructose. Sugar destroys the balance of good bacteria in the gut.
Restrict highly seasoned foods such as spicy sauces, over-salted foods and chili, because they can irritate the gut.
Saturated fat foods found in animals and dairy foods are a common trigger for IBS symptoms. They stimulate contractions in the gastrointestinal tract, which can lead to cramping and diarrhea. Your best choice is to stick to low fat diet.
If you have long standing abdominal distress, diarrhea and pain, always rule out milk first, before going for IBS diagnosis.
Stay away from any food or drinks that have caffeine. They instigate IBS. Alcohol worsens irritable bowel syndrome because of bloating, carbonation, and other distressful problems.
Also do try the food elimination tactics in your IBS diet treatment methods. Most times doctors recommend the way we eat first before trying to diagnose IBS problem.