What influence does nutrition have on irritable bowel syndrome? Which food you should avoid as an affected person depends on your physical conditions and tolerance. In general, a healthy, conscious and balanced diet is recommended. In addition, it is advisable not to consume any bloating or irritating food. This includes, for example, spicy foods, carbonated drinks, beans, cabbage, lentils or coffee. Raw food can also increase the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
In addition, so-called FODMAPs frequently trigger symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome patients. These are substances which the intestine cannot split and break down sufficiently due to their large number of molecules and which lead to flatulence and stomach pain. FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols) include some carbohydrates and polyhydric alcohols. As an affected person you should first avoid them and slowly approach them again after a few months. By trying them out, you will quickly find out whether you can tolerate some of the foods in this group. In this context, taking probiotic food supplements can also have a positive effect on the intestines.