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IBS Diet plan

IBS is known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS is a condition where the patient faces chronic problems relating to the health and functioning of the bowels. Most individuals suffering from IBS experience symptoms of pain in their abdominal region. Such individuals will also find it difficult to regulate their daily routine of defecation. For most healthy individuals, morning is the time when they feel the urge to empty their bowels.
People with IBS find it difficult to regulate their bowel movements and as such may need to visit the toilet very often, depending on the state of their systems.

Recent studies have found that an IBS diet plan can be used to alleviate the symptoms of this condition. Irritable bowel syndrome is not necessarily a life threatening medical condition. However, it is a constant irritant which tends to affect the efficiency with which an individual goes about his or her day. Over time, irritable bowel syndrome may also affect the health of the individual.

The IBS diet plan is essentially a diet that is “user friendly”. Most patients (who have put this diet plan to use) report that an IBS diet plan tends to improve their condition to the extent that they operate without any symptoms of the condition.
The key for the IBS food list is soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is known to provide relief to the digestive system. For people with IBS, this is an important boost. For reference, patients of IBS can use the following food items for soluble fiber. These include foods such aspasta, rice, white bread, flour, carrots, yams, potatoes and oatmeal. Any of these food items can be consumed when the individual is on an empty stomach. This prepares the digestive system to receive other foods.

Naturally, patients with IBS should avoid foods that cause gas and foods that generate acidity. Spicy foods are therefore off limits from the IBS diet list. Another important aspect of dealing with irritable bowel syndrome is the duration and timing of meals. Most people tend to eat three meals a day with gaps of up to 6 hours in between. This is not necessarily good for a healthy individual either. For a person suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, this could spell trouble. Such an individual must consume small meals regularly so that their system never has time to completely empty itself. In this way, the individual’s pain can be reduced thus making it possible to enjoy eating food once again. 
Submitted on January 17, 2014