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What foods can cause irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea?

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  • Only you know which ones give you symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). But while you figure out your own triggers, you might want to take special care with foods known to cause symptoms in some people with your condition: Broccoli, onions, and cabbage
  • Fried or fatty foods like French fries
  • Milk or dairy products such as cheese or ice cream
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine in coffee, teas, and some sodas
  • Carbonated sodas
  • Chocolate
  • Gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley Sorbitol, a sugar substitute found in gum and mints, and fructose, a simple sugar in honey and some fruits, also trigger IBS symptoms in some people.

SOURCES:

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome" and "Irritable Bowel Syndrome,"

St. Luke's Texas Liver Institute web site.

The Mayo Clinic: "Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, . American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome" and "Irritable Bowel Syndrome,"

St. Luke's Texas Liver Institute web site.

The Mayo Clinic: "Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 1, 2018

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