Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition of the digestive system. About 20 to 40% of all the visits to gastroenterologist are because of IBS. Globally, about 10 to 15% of the population suffer from IBS. According to some studies, women under the age of 50 years are at higher risk of IBS than men.
IBS is described as a long-term gastrointestinal condition that causes abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
An unhealthy diet is considered as the major culprit in IBS. Identifying and avoiding certain food or drinks that trigger IBS symptoms is a challenging task. No single list is available to know about the off-limit foods for IBS. Fortunately, the researchers have determined some common food items that make IBS more uncomfortable.
This article focuses on the food items that should be avoided in IBS.
FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) diet
This includes the following foods:
According to some studies, eating foods that contain soluble fibers in smaller quantities is a good option. Eating too much of fiber at once may worsen the IBS symptoms. The following are the common foods rich in soluble fibers:
Fast foods and fried foods