Wednesday, January 4, 2012

All about Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is common among Americans so do not feel so sorry for yourself if you are suffering with this syndrome. This disorder has a lot to do with food intake and that really makes sense since bowel is all about getting rid of what we put inside our bodies.

Although incurable, Irritable Bowel Syndrome can somehow be controlled through an Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet. The word diet might scare people away especially people who are afflicted with the syndrome.

Most people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome are those who do not care about their diet. They are those who prefer to eat what they want and they might feel there is nothing wrong about that because it doesn’t follow that they eat excessively.

Let us now look into the different food groups that people should avoid or that should not be part of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet.

First we discuss two.

Any food that is high on fat should definitely be avoided.

Fat makes food delicious but to do away with fatty foods can do wonders to your bowel movement. Aside from that, decreased fat intake or better yet eliminating fat intake will improve not just the “gastro” but also the over all health condition of the body.

Any food with insoluble fiber should also be shunned. This should be carefully noted since most people are only aware that food with any fiber should be taken in for good bowel movement but they do not know that only food with soluble fiber are helpful. If you see any food that says high in fiber, double check if the fiber is soluble or insoluble before making the purchase.

Water therapy is part of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet because there are so many drinks that have ingredients that one should do away with. Caffeine, coffee, carbonation and alcohol should be eliminated. This means goodbye to Starbucks, Coke, Carlsberg and all your other favorite drinks.

If it is any consolation, water is actually the ultimate thirst quencher so why go for those second rate products when water provides you with everything that you need and at a cheaper cost.

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet is easy to follow.

It is all about learning how to eat less or not to eat all the bad food that contribute to bad bowel movement.

Looking closely, it is all about going back to the basics – eat plenty of vegetables high in soluble fiber and drinking plenty of water.

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