How to Choose A Smart Diet for IBS-C?

Q:
How to choose a smart diet for IBS-C?

A:
If you have IBS-C, you need to keep a balanced diet while you avoid foods that trigger symptoms for you. Keeping a symptom journal can help you and your doctor figure out which foods may trigger your symptoms.

Here are some tips that can help you come up with your own healthy new meal plan:

Limit highly refined foods

These foods lose some important nutrients in the process of making them. They fill you up but don’t give you the fiber, vitamins, and minerals you need. Think twice before you eat:

  • White bread
  • White rice
  • Chips
  • Cookies and pastries

Boost fiber

Fiber makes stool easier to pass. It helps many people with IBS-C symptoms, but not everyone. You can get fiber in foods such as:

  • Whole-grain bread and cereals
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Beans

Taking a fiber supplement can also help. Examples include psyllium, methylcellulose, wheat dextrin, and calcium polycarbophil.

Besides, you can:

  • Try prunes and liquids
  • Drink plenty of liquids like water and juice
  • Keep some carbs

Change the Way You Eat

  • Eat smaller meals more often
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Dine at leisure
  • Relax and enjoy your food

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.