What does a patient with Irritable bowel syndrome eat?

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What diets are suitable for Irritable bowel syndrome?

1- A diet rich in fiber:
Fibers by their very nature improve colon health by maintaining regular bowel movement, so eating a portion of fiber daily will reduce irritable bowel symptoms. An adult needs about 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day that can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, knowing that fibers in whole grains could trigger irritable bowel syndrome, could be avoided and substituted by fibers from other sources we mentioned earlier.

2- Low fiber diet:
An irritable bowel syndrome patient may find it difficult to digest some fibers called insoluble fibers that can cause abdominal bloating, diarrhea, or constipation, such as whole-grain fibers, tomatoes, nuts, cabbage, broccoli, and raisins. So, in that case, these foods should be avoided.

Soluble fibers are easier to digest, such as oatmeal, apples, carrots, and berries.

3- Low-fat diet:
The negative effect of fat-filled foods extends to the colon, increasing irritable bowel symptoms.

Irritable bowel syndrome patients are therefore advised to reduce the amount of fat consumed and replace fried foods with vegetables and fruits.

4- Elimination Diet:
The exclusion diet is to stop eating certain foods that are likely to be the cause of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and continue to stop eating them for up to 12 weeks and then follow up to notice an improvement in symptoms, such as chocolate, nuts, and caffeine.

5- Low-Fodmap Diet (FODMAP):
A colon patient should limit the intake of foods that contain difficult-to-digest carbohydrates (FODMAP) because they attract a large amount of water to the intestines and cause symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome such as bloating and diarrhea.

Examples of these foods include:
- Dairy products (yogurt - yogurt - cheese)
- Some fruits such as (cherries - watermelon - mango - plum)
- Sweeteners such as mannitol - xylitol- sorbitol - maltitol)
- Some vegetables such as (mushrooms - onions - cauliflower)
- Foods filled with a large amount of honey or fructose.

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