A British health website has a feature about foods to avoid if someone is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms include pain in the abdomen and constipation or diarrhea. A nutritionist recommends avoiding several types of food and drink. She says the patient should avoid foods that contain certain carbs and sugars. The anagram for these foods is FODMAP. Other items to avoid are foods that are spicy or high in fat, caffeine, and alcohol. A few photos and links are included.
- Foods low in FODMAP have been proven to reduce IBS.
- Consumption of alcohol can increase the symptoms of IBS. If you suffer from IBS you should limit alcohol consumption.
- I fat food causes increased IBS. Common snacks such as potato chips should be avoided.
“Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder affecting the colon, characterised by ﬂuctuating abdominal pain or discomfort, and altered bowel habits.”
Read more: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-eating/a27719/food-and-drinks-that-make-ibs-worse/