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

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If you have diarrhea due to IBS, consider these dietary changes: 

• Eat a moderate amount of soluble fiber. Good sources are whole wheat breads, oats, barley, brown rice, whole-grain pasta, the flesh of fruit (not the skin), and dried fruits. • Don't eat foods at opposite temperatures, such as ice-cold water and steaming hot soup, in the same meal. • Stay away from broccoli, onions, and cabbage. They cause gas,. • Eat smaller portions. • Drink water an hour before or after meals, not while you eat. • Talk with your doctor or a dietitian if you think you may have a wheat allergy. • Try to avoid gassy foods like beans, Brussels sprouts, wheat germ, raisins, and celery.





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 Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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 Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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