17 Healthy Foods for IBS Symptoms

Having IBS can cause complications in everyday life because food can either make you feel great or make you feel terrible about this condition.

This is why it is so important to make sure that you are eating foods that will be easy on your stomach and will reduce your IBS symptoms.

Here is a quick guide to the top 17 healthy foods for IBS symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that affects millions around the world.

This syndrome makes it very hard for people who have it to eat certain foods without feeling ill. Having to watch everything you eat can be stressful and time-consuming.

Here are the top 17 healthy foods for IBS symptoms.

1- Barley

Barley is a cereal grain that is very healthy for you. Barley is so great for IBS because it is very high in fiber.

Most people with IBS are in need of healthy fiber to regulate IBS symptoms such as frequent or fewer bowel movements and reduce bloating.

Barley can reduce all of these symptoms while being highly nutritious. Barley can be used to make tea and can be boiled into a morning cereal or a rice replacement.

2- Black Beans

Black beans are important to have in an IBS diet because they are high in fiber and other nutrients. Black beans are usually easy to digest and should not have any negative effects on IBS.

3- Brown Rice

Brown rice contains a high amount of dietary fibers and vitamins. Fibers and vitamins are important for an IBS diets because frequent bowel movements caused by IBS can sometimes lead to malnutrition over time. It is important to eat vitamin and mineral rich foods to suppress IBS symptoms.

4- Dried Fruits

Dried fruits are great to eat in a healthy IBS diet. The dried fruit is best because it does not have the acidic juice that some non-dry fruits may carry that often irritates the stomach.

Dried fruits are great for IBS symptoms because they add fiber and other vitamins to the diet while not upsetting the stomach.

5- Fruit skins

Eating fruit is always good but certain fruits can make IBS symptoms worse because of the acid and sugars in the fruit juice.

This is why the fruit skins are much better for a healthy IBS diet. Fruit skins offer high amounts of fiber while also being delicious and healthy to eat.

Fruit skins can reduce bloating and regulate bowels caused by the symptoms of IBS.

6- Vegetables

Vegetables are great for any healthy diet. However, vegetables may be best cooked for the IBS diet to avoid stomach irritation.

Cooked vegetables can reduce IBS symptoms by providing the body with necessary nutrients and vitamins.

7- Nuts

Nuts are healthy and great for IBS symptoms. Nuts contain most of the fatty acids, nutrients, vitamins, and natural oils needed in a diet which makes them great to reduce IBS symptoms.

When a person suffers from IBS they tend to sustain from certain foods which could lead them into not getting the proper nutrition that is needed.

This can worsen symptoms but nuts provide the nutrients that one may lack which would decrease these terrible symptoms.

17 Healthy Foods for IBS Symptoms

8- Oats

Oats are very high in fiber which would help to reduce the common IBS symptom of irregular bowel movements and bloating.

9- Soybeans

Soybeans are high in the essential fatty acids needed in a healthy diet. These fatty acids can aid the body to function properly which will reduce the IBS symptoms over time. Soybeans can be found in many foods and can also be bought as soy milk.

10- Flaxseed

Flaxseed is one of the best things a person with IBS could eat. Flaxseed is compacted with so many essential fatty acids and vitamins.

These seeds are great for healthy diets and can contain high amounts of fiber. IBS symptoms can be reduced by having a healthy diet consisting of flaxseeds.

Flaxseeds can be bought in seed form and sprinkled over cereal or any other food for extra protein and nutrients.

11- Whole Grains

Whole grains are so important to a healthy IBS diet because they are a number one fiber source.

Fiber is so important when having IBS because bowel movements with this disorder can have no routine or regulation. Whole grains can be found in certain bread and oats.

12- Yams

Yams are delicious and healthy to add to any IBS diet. Yams should be eaten cooked and can be added to an IBS diet daily due to the protein that they provide. Yams are high in fiber as well as other vitamins that will help IBS symptoms.

13- Lentils

Lentils are high in fiber which makes them perfect for reducing bowel symptoms that usually come with having IBS. Lentils can be used in soups and other dinner dishes.

14- Low-fat Yogurt

Low-fat yogurt is great for IBS symptoms because it helps to put probiotics back into the gut. Having IBS can clean out your gut from the bad and good bacteria.

Yogurt can help to add the good bacteria back to your gut which can deeply reduce IBS symptoms.

15- Seed Oils

Seed oils are high in Omega-6 and Omega-3 which is great for an IBS diet because it reduces inflammation. IBS causes massive inflammation in the stomach and other organs when irritated.

This is why seed oils are great for reducing inflammation and adding essential Omega vitamins into your diet.

16- Potatoes

Some potatoes can help to feed an excess of bacteria that may be causing your IBS. It is important the good and bad bacteria in your stomach balance out.

If you have too much bacteria in your stomach or gut then potatoes and grains are great to eat because it will reduce the severity of the extra bacteria and give the bacteria something else to feed on.

17- St. Johns Wort

St. Johns Wort is a healthy herb that you can include in your diet to help your body relax. IBS symptoms are made worse when a person is stressed or depressed.

Adding St. John’s Wort to your diet can help you relax and in return reduce your IBS symptoms.



2 thoughts on “17 Healthy Foods for IBS Symptoms”

  1. Regarding Flax Seeds. No, you can’t just sprinkle flax seeds and expect to benefit from all the nutrients.
    The skin/cover/casing on the flax seed is not digestible. It’s to darn tough. You will poop them out whole.
    YOU MUST GRIND FLAX SEEDS TO CRACK THEIR SKIN, then sprinkle them on your cold food or just eat them with a spoon in order to benefit from their nutrients.
    Some websites say that you can pre-grind them and store them in the fridge for days. WRONG!
    You must consume them within the first 10 minutes of grinding them, otherwise they start to slowly go
    rancid as time goes on. Only grind what you will consume immediately. Omega 3 in the flax seeds, is very delicate and does not have a long shelf life. After 10 minutes, it starts to go “rancid”!

    Next, Barley is always mentioned, yet no one bothers to say which type of Barley to use. Pearl barley
    is very processed which means it has less nutrients.
    Whole grain barley/hulled barley has far more nutrients than pearl barley. This one is much harder to
    find, yet it’s the most nutritional.
    Then there’s the GMO barley. Avoid that one.

    Next, Soybeans. They can and do mess around with our hormones. Not a good choice if your
    trying to avoid pain.

    Next, Seed Oils. We consume way to much Omega 6. We need to focus on Omega 3, however,
    seed oils, or any oils are not the place to get healthy Omega 3’s or 6’s. Why? Bcos they use Hexane and other harsh chemicals to extracts oils and there is an acceptable amount (according to our Gov’t)
    of toxins left in it. And the fact that the Omega’s are so delicate, they are already rancid during this
    chemical extraction process, so the manufacturers put deodorizers into them. You are buying rancid
    oils. The best Omega 3 is found in certain types of fish. EAT FISH! The minuscule amount of mercury
    or other toxins found in the fish will not hurt you. RANCID OILS WILL!

    Next, Yogurt. It boggles the mind that these websites don’t stipulate that yogurt should NOT contain
    sugar or any other additives. Sugar causes inflammation! If you do want to consume yogurt,
    then look for the natural one. Nothing added to it. Especially sugar! If you need to sweeten it,
    then add some UNPASTEURIZED Honey. If the honey has been pasteurized (boiled) then you are
    just buying sugar, which will cause inflammation!

    Next, Potatoes. They are soluble fiber. They do feed bacteria, but only if they are cooled after cooking and some of their Resistant Starch reconstructs. Heat destroys this Resistant Starch.
    Google: Health Benefits of Resistant Starch.
    It’s easier to buy Unmodified Potato Starch, NOT flour, mix a couple of spoons into warm, NOT hot water and just drink it or add it to your natural, sugar free yogurt. You really should do your own homework by googling about this newly discovered Resistant Starch. It’s great food for the colon bacteria which may
    prevent colon cancer.

    Next, St. John’s Wort. There’s also L-Theanine, all natural, which is amazing. It must be taken on an empty stomach. Within 20 min, you will feel totally calm. It’s derived from Green Tea. All the doctors, hospital staff and psychiatrists know about L-Theanine, the world over.
    Then there’s Relora, again a natural product. Always do your OWN homework and see which one suits your needs.

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