IBS foods to avoid
Foods to avoid
Whole wheat to be avoided but white flour is okWheat consists of two parts, the outer bran and the inner white part that makes up white flour. The outer part should be avoided since it is an insoluble fiber, a food which causes IBS. On the other hand, the inner bit is a soluble fiber, which is good for people who are suffering from IBS.
GlutenWheat, rye, barley and oats contain lots of gluten. In some cases gluten is blamed for the damage in the lining of the bowel. Even though the pain is not as severe as the patients with the Celiac disease are experiencing, it is still severe.
Dairy productsThis is one of the things that people with irritable bowel syndrome should avoid. Proteins, whey and casein are found in dairy products and these proteins are very hard to digest. Because of that they can trigger the IBS symptoms. Apart from this, dairy products are usually rich in fat which are not good for people with IBS. People who are drinking yogurt because of its probiotic qualities should know that it is safer for them to intake soy yogurt instead.
CaffeineCoffee and tea are known to provoke contractions in the gastro intestinal tract and that is a serious problem for people with IBS. Peppermint tea is an excellent replacement for these beverages.
Red meatRed meat is bad for people with IBS because it is rich in fats. Toxins are usually needed in the process of red meat digestion and that can cause an IBS attack.
A person who suffers from IBS is also advised not to intake carbonated drinks, alcohol and artificial sweeteners.