Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Foods to Avoid to Prevent Flare-Ups

Angela Ayles
by Angela Ayles | March 28, 2013 @ 10:16 am | 0 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (often referred to as IBS) is a condition that affects 10-15 percent of the population. Anyone who suffers from IBS knows how life-altering it can be. Luckily, there are ways to control your symptoms – and most of the secrets lie in your diet.

Soem of the common symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain and cramping. These symptoms can range from moderate to severe, depending on how serious your condition is, the time of year and your eating habits. Nutrition has a huge impact on IBS symptoms. If you’re looking to control your symptoms there are certain foods you will need to avoid. These foods are known as trigger foods and can spark a reaction almost immediately after consumption.

Some of the foods you will want to avoid include (but are not limited to) cauliflower, broccoli, whole grains, nuts and eggs. Many IBS sufferers find it difficult to control their eating habits because many traditionally healthy foods are known to trigger symptoms.

You can see a list of 20 Foods to Avoid for IBS here.

Several studies have been released over the past few decades that have revealed a link between these so-called “trigger foods” and IBS symptom flare-ups.

A healthy lifestyle consisting of proper nutrition and exercise will have a huge impact on controlling this popular condition.

Do you suffer from IBS? Have you noticed a link between these foods and symptom flare-ups?