Feeding for the irritable bowel

The one called as irritable bowel syndrome (disorder also known by the name of irritable colon) is characterized as a fairly common problem, affecting approximately 6% of the population.

It is true that their symptoms are not completely clear, especially because they can be confused with other disorders, hence it is necessary that the person with irritable bowel must have the symptoms for at least 12 weeks throughout the year so that it can be diagnosed with this disorder.

Although the doctor will indicate a series of guidelines and strategies that will help in a positive way in their treatment (such as living a quiet life, practicing physical exercise and eating slowly, among others), it is also essential to follow a adequate nutrition for the irritable bowel.

The irritable bowel syndrome diet it is a disorder whose dietary treatment It must go in several phases.

First phase of dietary treatment

In this first phase they must eliminate the following foods:

  • Cereals: like barley, wheat and rye.
  • Farinaceous: like bread, flour, pastries and pastry products.
  • Vegetables: especially the vegetables richest in starch.
  • Vegetables: like chickpeas or soy.
  • Tubers: like sweet potatoes or potatoes.
  • Dairy products.
  • Foods rich in cellulose.
  • Foods rich in refined sugar.
  • Coffee and alcohol.

We must also highlight the processed and refined foods, paying special attention to those irritating and exciting foods.

Beneficial foods for irritable bowel syndrome

Once all those foods and food products that can be harmful to our health have been eliminated from our diet when we have been diagnosed with this disorder, it is essential to choose thereafter the best foods for the irritable bowel:

  • Foods rich in fiber: like whole grains, whole grain pasta and brown rice.
  • Easy to digest food.
  • Probiotics: they are especially useful foods to take care of the intestinal flora in a natural way.
  • Low fat foods of animal origin.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome | IBS | Nucleus Health (March 2023)