Guts ‘n All – Time to Figure out your IBS Diet

IBS Diet
IBS Diet

One in five Australians will experience IBS in their lives. It’s not a fun time. Being scared to eat for fear of what it will do to your insides is now way to live. So what can you do to make life a little easier for yourself?

Have you heard of FODMAPs? Neither had I until I started researching this subject. FODMAPs are a type of carbohydrate that draws water into your digestive tract, which is not what you want if you have IBS or a problem with bloating. So in order to avoid the troubles downstairs that IBS can cause, it’s best to still to a low-FODMAP diet, which would include food like this…

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Rice
  • Capsicum
  • Tangerines
  • Blueberries
  • Almond, coconut, rice, soy milk
  • Bananas
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Kale

That doesn’t sound too bad, does it? When you begin to exclude PODMAP foods, you may be able to slowly introduce them back to discover which of them are bad triggers for your gut health. It’s a process, so try to have as much fun with the foods that you can eat.