19.1 C
New York
Saturday, August 13, 2022

Latest Posts

If you have an irritable bowel, you should avoid these foods to relieve abdominal pain and bloating.

- Advertisement -

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common problem seen in around 10 to 20 percent of the general population. It is characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain, bloating, and altered bowel habits.

Approximately two-thirds of patients with this syndrome link their onset or worsening symptoms to food intake, according to Menshealth.

- Advertisement -

Colon cancer: how to recognize its symptoms early (and why you should check your stool)

Foods with a high fat content, in general, can worsen the ailments of irritable bowel syndrome. Photo: Moyo Studio

Foods you should not eat if you have irritable bowel

• Carbohydrates, mainly those that are more difficult to assimilate in the body.

• Foods rich in fiber.

- Advertisement -

• Products with a high sugar content.

• High-fat foods.

• Artificial sweeteners, condiments or spices, among others.

Foods to avoid to relieve irritable bowel

Specifically, these are some of the foods that you should avoid to prevent the consequences of this intestinal disorder:

Pasta: If you suffer from irritable bowel, when you consume it it has to be gluten-free, since this way you will avoid problems such as diarrhea and other symptoms derived from this ailment.

Refreshments: The bubbles in these types of beverages tend to produce a similar foamy effect in the gastrointestinal tract. Likewise, you should avoid fruit juices, because they usually have a high fructose content.

Coffee: Its consumption can cause inflammation or the formation of ulcers in the lining of the colon.

Chocolate: It contains a substance that stimulates intestinal peristalsis, called theobromine, so it should be avoided in cases of irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and diarrhea.

People with irritable bowel can eat pasta, but without gluten.

Sausages: Foods high in fat, in general, can worsen the ailments of irritable bowel syndrome.

Garlic: It is rich in oligosaccharides, monosaccharides and fermentable polyols, known as FODMAPs, which contribute to colon irritation.

Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages often trigger episodes of irritable bowel.

Broccoli or cauliflower: They contain a chain of carbohydrates known as raffinose, and people do not have the necessary enzyme to break it down; so it passes through the stomach without being digested. They also produce gas, which can complicate this condition.

The liquor helps to irritate all the digestive tracts.

Asparagus: Its consumption negatively affects the intestinal movement in the small intestine, producing obstructions, constipation, cramps and pain.

Red meat: It can cause inflammation of the colon. Try to eat only the lean part.

Sweetener: They can trigger episodes of irritable bowel. There are those that do not cause gas, such as sorbitol or xylitol, but for those who suffer from this syndrome it is better to avoid them.

Garbanzo beans: Eating them can cause bloating and gas. The reason is that this legume contains high amounts of saccharides that are indigestible.

It is recommended to only eat the lean part of the meats. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Raw vegetables: They usually cause gas, so they can be harmful to the intestine.

Green peas: They contain compounds called oligosaccharides that are resistant to digestion by intestinal enzymes.

Lentils: They are an important source of protein and fiber, but can cause IBS symptoms.

Green Tea: The caffeine it contains, especially when taken in large amounts, can make diarrhea worse.

We recommend these news

Stomach pain: 5 home remedies that help get rid of it

Benefits of aloe vera for the stomach

Natural remedies to relieve stomach pain

Home remedies to relieve upset stomach and indigestion

Source: Eluniverso

- Advertisement -

Latest Posts

Don't Miss

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.