Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet
About 15% of Americans have irritable bowel syndrome, and it is often considered incurable. However, doctors have developed a specific diet to control the symptoms. The idea that a certain diet might help revolves around the notion that certain foods trigger the symptoms. It isn't just one type of food that consistently triggers the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, but a combination of a certain types of foods.
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Foods that bring on the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Traditionally any food high in fat, insoluble fiber, caffeine, coffee, and/or alcohol may in fact bring about the symptoms. Most of the aforementioned foods are either stimulants or irritants. Such types of foods often produce violent reactions within your gastro-intestinal system. Such reactions often result in pain, constipation, gas, and bloating.
What is involved in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet
This diet isn't as stringent as you might initially think. It's not asking you to deprive yourself of everything. It also isn't asking you to forsake restaurant food and resort to eating bland food. What is important is to realize what foods make your bowels irritable and to use that awareness to prevent discomfort.