Good Foods for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With Constipation
If you have IBS with constipation you probably already know how important fiber-rich foods are for your comfort. Making the American Dietetic Association's recommendation to eat 20-35 grams of fiber a day your mealtime mantra is a great place to start. But in order for a high-fiber eating plan to work its magic, you have to do three things:
Reach the higher-fiber target (of 20-35 grams of fiber a day) almost every day.
Spread high-fiber foods throughout the day so it works better.
Drink plenty of water and other noncaffeinated, noncaloric liquids/beverages throughout the day as well. Fiber works better in the intestines if there is plenty of water to go with it.
To get enough fiber in the fastest and most painless way possible, try these five steps. Then enjoy the three delicious recipes at the end of this article.
It's not easy to find the right diet
when you have irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort
for people with IBS, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a
highly individual process.
WebMD consulted gastrointestinal nutrition expert Patsy Catsos, MS, RD, author of
IBS -- Free at Last!, for answers to your questions about diet and
irritable bowel syndrome.