It's important to stick to a balanced diet
when you have IBS. Keep a symptom journal to track which foods and which amounts seem to give you diarrhea.
Simply eat more soluble fiber
, rather than the insoluble kind. Soluble fiber stays in the gut longer, which helps the colon work normally.
You find soluble fiber in foods such as:
- Citrus fruits
Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, is found in things like:
Drink plenty of water.
- Whole-wheat flour
- Wheat bran
- Green beans
Be wary of certain foods:
- Broccoli, onions, and cabbage
- Fried or fatty foods like French fries
- Milk or dairy products such as cheese or ice cream
- Caffeine in coffee, teas, and some sodas
- Carbonated sodas
- Gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley
- Sorbitol, a sugar substitute found in gum and mints
Try to eat less at each meal
, or have four or five small meals a day.
Keywords: IBS-D diet; diet IBS-D; irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea diet.