Diet for irritable bowel syndrome(IBS)

Diet for irritable bowel syndrome(IBS)

Diet for irritable bowel syndrome(IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the mutual irritating gastrointestinal illness, which may affect the patient’s quality of life, and its symptoms are characterized by abdominal pain accompanied by irregular bowel movements chronic diarrhea.( Chronic constipation or diarrhea and constipation alternating). Many IBS patients also complain of increased gas and puff.

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) feel unable to eat different foods due to the unpleasant way their bodies respond. Some foods represent a problem for many people who suffer from IBS,but there are still many foods that people with IBS can eat safely .

   Types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

There are three types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome which are:

 The first one is Irritable bowel syndrome associated with constipation.  

    .Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea The second is –

    -The third is Irritable bowel syndrome joined with constipation and diarrhea.                                                              

For people who suffer from IBS may be able to reduce symptoms triggered by foods with a healthy, balanced diet of three meals and 2-3 snacks a day. It is important  to ensure your diet is full of fiber, a little  fat, and consist of lots of fruits and vegetables

It is necessary to note that IBS and diet is a very individual thing which means that what works for a  person with IBS might not work for another one.

Some IBS diet advices you should follow them unless these tips cause a negative effects.

IBS Diet tips:

– You should eat all cooked vegetables, except cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli – which might cause too much gas.

    -Preparing foods by grilling, broiling, baking, or steaming with little or no oil. Try using a cooking spray in place of oil.

    -Eating  fruits without the skins. Some people might have problems with melons, apples, and citrus fruits.

    -Some IBS patients benefit from increasing the fiber content of their diet. When it comes to fiber, increase this slowly and ensure a water intake of 1.5-2L/day.

    -Bran fiber may aggravate some symptoms of IBS so be alert for any negative reactions to this food.

    – The people  with IBS can bear bread, pasta, rice, bagels, and crackers, in any variety including rye, whole wheat, white, gluten free, etc., unless you also have celiac illness or a gluten intolerance.

    -Dairy products only cause problems for people who are lactose intolerant, so enjoy these products freely. If you have lactose intolerance as well as IBS, you could try lactose-free products or a Lactaid® pill.

    Eating all kinds of meat, chicken and fish with no problems.-

 Some people who suffer from IBS for  -you should not eat heavily spiced, sauced

    – Choosing these snack foods: pretzels, baked potato chips, rice cakes, frozen yogurt, low fat yogurt, and fruit.

    . You should Look for food with a little fat to enrich your diet-

    – Foods that are potential IBS symptom triggers for you, try introducing them back into your diet by having a small portion and choosing only one trigger food at a time.

    – Take 1-3 tsp. or three capsules of a soluble fiber supplement before a possible trigger meal. The supplement may protect against improving symptoms. You should go slowly when adding fiber to your diet.

There may be slightly stricter and more specific ways to manage symptoms such as the FODMAP diet.

The low FODMAP diet for IBS:

There is an evidence that the low FODMAP diet is playing an effective role in decreasing of the symptoms of IBS which is :







Fodmap is a group of short-chain carbohydrates that are not very well absorbed in the gut (small intestine). These carbohydrates are easily fermented and cause more fluid to enter the large bowel, leading to gas, bloating and diarrhea. Reducing the total amount of these fermentable sugars may improve IBS symptoms. The low FODMAP diet should be tried with the assistance of a dietician.

It was shown that following a low-FODMAP diet developed the condition of more than 50% of patients with inflammatory bowel illness  and relieved some of the accompanying symptoms, and this diet can also be used in illness cases in which the colon is removed to reduce the amount of stool and waste that are produced.

A low-FODMAP diet may be worth a try for those who suffer from IBS and other problems joined  with digestive disorders, provided that it does not carry any other negative results  and is followed within a calculated and directed diet by a nutritionist.

IBS Diet tips while you are away from home:

  Sometimes  you want to eat in a restaurant so you should choose foods that would be the most similar to what you always eat at home . Order sauces and dressings on the side, avoid fries or unhealthy food, ask for limited spices, avoid foods that are oil-heavy and  have a small portion of dessert.

When you are at a restaurant or a friend’s house, if  it is possible, tell the host know what do you want to eat, but if you cannot, so having the food you know you are healthy and safe  and have only a small portion of a known trigger food. When you get home, eat what you feel is healthy for you.

IBS can be challenging when you want to eat, it is important to take the consideration that there are still many foods which you can enjoy . Most importantly, start with a balanced and regular diet and then try the foods discussed above. If you are still experiencing symptoms, keep a food-symptom diary to help rule out the trigger foods and point out your safe foods.