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Can changes to my diet help the constipation that comes with my IBS?

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If you have constipation, consider these changes to your diet:

• Gradually boost your fiber intake by 2 to 3 grams each day until you're eating 25 (for women) or 38 (for men) grams per day. Good sources include whole-grain bread and cereals, beans, fruits, and vegetables. • Eat a moderate amount of foods with the sugar substitute sorbitol, such as dried plums and prune juice. • Drink plenty of plain water every day. • Try ground flaxseed. You can sprinkle it on salads and cooked vegetables.  



From: IBS Triggers and How to Avoid Them WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American College of Gastroenterology. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mayo Clinic. Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group. Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, NJ. Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. GlaxoSmithKline. National Center for Biotechnology Information. MedlinePlus. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.











American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2016

SOURCES: Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American College of Gastroenterology. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mayo Clinic. Jeffrey Roberts, founder and president, IBS Self Help and Support Group. Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group, Summit, NJ. Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. GlaxoSmithKline. National Center for Biotechnology Information. MedlinePlus. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.











American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2016

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