It is possible over time and with experience to learn which foods trigger IBS and which are less problematic.
While everyone is unique there is a core of certain foods, which are likely to cause IBS symptoms. Stress can be a cause of IBS, but so too is sugar. Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious which foods contain sugar.
A study that has been carried out by researchers in Australia has suggested that a diet low in certain natural sugars may help people who struggle with IBS and inflammatory bowel disease.
Their theory is based on a low FODMAP diet, described as short-chain carbohydrates, found in many common foods. They began to look at the role of certain foods that are responsible for some of the symptoms we commonly have to deal with. Taking these foods out of our diet may help us reduce some of the IBS and inflammatory bowel disease symptoms.
These carbohydrates known as FODMAPs, represent the foods that are prone to fermentation brought about by gut bacteria. Some of the FODMAP foods include wheat, onion, garlic, artichokes, beans, lentils and peas, milk products, apples, pears, mangos, apples and cauliflower, most of which you wouldn’t necessarily associate with IBS symptoms.
Taking some of these trigger foods out should significantly improve symptoms. Because of the severity of the problem associated with IBS or inflammatory bowel disease, always consult and discuss your concerns with your doctor first.