Dietary Tips For Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients

Other than medicines and therapies, it has also been proven that having a proper diet can help lessen the manifestation of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Here are some of the dietary tips for IBS:
1) Soluble Fiber – make it a habit to eat soluble fiber first before eating anything else. It would also be very helpful to make soluble fiber as having the biggest component of your meal.
2) Say No To Fat – well, if you can’t help yourself but eat fatty foods, always remember to keep it at a minimum. Allocate at most 25% of fatty food. And if you do eat fat in your meal, always remember to eat soluble fiber foods first. Never ever eat fatty foods on an empty stomach.
3) Eliminate – there are certain foods you are better off without. These are dairy, red meat, egg yolks, fried foods, alcohol, and soda.
4) Insoluble Fiber – Just like fatty foods, do not eat insoluble fiber on an empty stomach. Always start off with the soluble fiber foods. You also need to prepare the insoluble fiber foods properly by cooking, pureeing, or chopping them.
5) Small Portions – there are just times when you are really hungry and you would just like to gobble everything up. Try to stray away from this. No matter how hungry you are, you need to eat slowly, leisurely and calmly. It is better to eat 5 times a day in small portion meals rather than eating three big meals a day. The purpose of this is to reduce the strain your stomach may experience if you eat a lot of food at one time. This is not just because of proper etiquette but to help in preventing flare-ups.
6) Say No to Something You Do Not Know – if somebody offers you a food that you have no idea what it is, no matter how delicious it smells or looks, does not eat it. It may contain something that may activate the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
7) The Right Attitude – do not think that you are punishing yourself for having the kind of diet that you have. You always need to see the positive side of things. Soon you will enjoy the new set of food you are eating.
8) Spices – spices, well, what they do is spice your food up. But despite its very tempting function, it would be better to minimize the use of spices in preparing your food. Too much of these can cause a flare-up of your symptoms. Spices can put a toll not just on your digestive tract but on your kidneys as well.
Do not deprive yourself in this sense means that you use the power of substitution. If you are restricted from eating dairy products and eggs then use soy products instead. 

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