The symptoms that cause irritable bowel syndrome can be very uncomfortable and cause a large amount of problems. Anyone who suffers from this problem can experience different discomforts because not all organisms react in the same way: certain foods may cause problems for certain people but not for others
Those who suffer from irritable bowels can improve and relieve symptoms by following a proper diet regularly, which will allow them to have a normal life. That is why we will tell you about foods that you should NOT and cannot eat if you have irritable bowels, because eating these foods can make the problem worsen.
Avoid Fried and Fast Food
Fried foods like french fries, chicken, and all food in general that is fried with a lot of oil can be very harmful to your health, especially if you have irritable bowel syndrome. Fast food like hamburgers, pizza, and hot dogs are also included in this list because these foods can make the problem much much worse.
A healthier way to cook food instead of frying them is steaming them or baking them in the oven. Grilled food, whether it is on a pan or grill, are much more healthy. If you need a little bit of oil, it is best to use olive or coconut oil.
Eat Red Meat as Little as Possible
We recommend avoiding eating red meat however it is cooked, including sausages, ham, ground beef, and pork chops because these meats take longer to be digested and therefore spend more time in the body, which affects your intestinal health.
Although there are many people that cannot go without a good amount of meat at lunch or at meals, what they should do is reduce the portion size and try to eat it only three times a week. They should eat it baked or stewed, tender, lean, and with no fat.
Say NO to Dairy Products
Dairy products are foods that should be kept away from the diets of people with irritable bowels because these foods do not have fiber for proper digestion, and contain fat and lactose. Also, whey protein and casein increase digestive problems, causing serious diarrhea and constipation.
Cow milk can be replaced by almond milk, soy, or unprocessed goat milk.
Be Cautious with Egg Yolks
It’s best to eat eggs as least as possible, or at least the yolk, because it contains too much fat. Egg whites are much easier to digest and are therefore more healthy.
Avoid Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
Refined sugar lacks vitamins and minerals so it only gives you carbohydrates that do not offer any benefits to your body. All refined sugars and artificial sweeteners in general can cause digestive problems. It’s best to reduce its consumption as much as possible.
A healthy alternative is to use unprocessed organic honey because it can give you the energy necessary in a healthy and natural way for doing daily tasks.
Don’t Drink Beverages with a lot of Sugar or Caffeine
Carbonated drinks, as we all know, contain a lot of sugar, which is bad for intestinal health because these drinks can cause dehydration. If your body does not get enough water, this can cause constipation.
If you want to drink coffee (because of its high caffeine content), you should drink plenty of pure water. However, green tea is a good option besides natural fruit juices made at home. In this way, you can have proper digestion and therefore good intestinal health.