IBS With Diarrhea -- Foods to Eat and to Avoid

In some chronic cases, diarrhea is caused by IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Before deciding which food to eat, you must know that different foods affect people differently. Therefore, we advise you to keep track of the food you eat and mark their influence on your symptom.

The following are the common food that may trigger IBS diarrhea:

  • Too much fiber, especially the insoluble kind (usually found in whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts, beans, cauliflower, green beans, potatoes)
  • Food and drinks with chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, fructose, or sorbitol
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Large meals
  • Fried and fatty foods
  • Dairy products, especially in people who can’t digest the milk sugar lactose
  • Foods with wheat for people who are allergic to or have a bad reaction to gluten.
  • Broccoli, onions, and cabbage
  • Foods at opposite temperatures, such as ice-cold water and steaming hot soup, in the same meal.

Here are the better diet choices for diarrhea:

  • Eat a moderate amount of soluble fiber. Good options are whole wheat breads, oats, barley, brown rice, whole-grain pasta, the flesh of fruit, and dried fruits.
  • Eat smaller portions each meal, or have four or five small meals a day.
  • Drink water an hour before or after meals, not while you eat.

The best way to figure out which eats might be causing you problems is to try the food and keep record. You can also talk with your doctor or a dietitian if you are not sure of the food choices for your condition.


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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.