The best kind of Diet for IBS means avoiding those Chillies!
The best type of Diet for IBS sufferers consists of foods that are light on your digestive system, which will usually mean avoiding those hot chillies, peppers and spices.
There are many reasons why people suffer from IBS and a detailed explanation can be found on our
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome
page, but for a large majority of people, getting the diet for IBS right, is a major factor in bringing it under control.
For some people, some types of food that we eat can be a direct trigger for an IBS attack.
Often after eating certain foods some people complain that their
come back with a vengeance.
There are many kinds of
Foods to avoid with IBS.
If you suffer from IBS, it's not necessarily a good idea to be eating hot and spicy foods, or any other kinds of foods that could upset your digestive system.
For some people
and/or low calorie diets, high fiber foods,
or even low-fat diets can help, although for others the best Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one where they try to completely eliminate certain foods from their diet altogether.
The key is to understand that IBS is different for everyone and there is usually no one-size-fits-all diet for IBS. You have to figure out what works best for you as an individual.
Wheat free diet
Gluten free diet
are certainly worth trying out if you believe that the consumption of certain foods could be causing or adding to your
Other diets, such as
the GERD diet
, is primarily aimed at avoiding non acid producing foods that may trigger acid reflux. However, such diets may also be helpful to IBS sufferers.
Wheat and Gluten are one of the more commonly known triggers for IBS.
You may also be lactose intolerant but mistake the symptoms for Irritable bowel sydrome.
Slippery Elm Food
Sian is a big believer in the virtues of Slippery Elm Food. She lovingly calls it 'Gloop' and swears by the stuff, saying that it has really helped her with the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.
She has a cup of 'Gloop' every evening before bed as part of her night time routine.
Another excellent food for IBS Sufferers that Sian swears by, is cranberry juice.
is a great one to try out because its very high in ingredients which are ideal for good digestion (it's also great tasting).
are worth trying too as they are super high in nutrients and great for the digestive system.Rick has written an article about them and whether they are beneficial to IBS sufferers.
Through our constant search for anything that can help people with irritable Bowel Syndrome, we're in the process of compiling a selection of Diet sheets for IBS and IBS Recipes that we have been passed on by friends and other fellow IBS sufferers.
They will be published here soon.
Trigger Foods List
Please send us your IBS Recipes!
If you have any great recipe ideas of your own, please pass them onto us via the email address on our
so that we can share them with other fellow sufferers.
If you are still uncertain what foods you should be avoiding, don't forget our page on
Foods to avoid with IBS
Diet Sheets For IBS
You could also try using our Diet Sheets for IBS to help you work out which foods you should avoid.
Fresh Fruit Smoothies for IBS
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