A gastrointestinal upset, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal pain and transit problems. To alleviate the symptoms of this disease that affects at least 5% of the population of France, it is necessary to pay attention to what you put on your plate. Here are the foods to avoid.
When you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, also called functional colonopathy, it is recommended to limit high-fat dishes, such as pizza or French fries, as they stimulate the gastro-colic reflex in the intestine.
It is also necessary to reduce the intake of insoluble fiber, that is, which does not dissolve in water and can promote gastric emptying and diarrhea. It is found especially in wheat bran and whole wheat. Also avoid multigrain bread.
Red, white, flower, Brussels … Cabbage, like all cruciferous vegetables, are not allies in the case of IBS. And for good reason, they increase the production of intestinal gas and therefore tend to cause bloating and other discomfort.
Coffee can have laxative effects and be a bowel irritant. For this reason it is recommended not to abuse it. In the irritating drinks section, be aware that alcohol and citrus juices can also cause disturbances in the intestinal wall.
Legumes such as lentils, beans and peas are called fermented foods. Once absorbed, they tend to ferment because our bodies fail to properly digest some substances, and this increases digestive problems.