Healthy Diets For Optimal GI Health

by | Dec 19, 2019 | Healthcare

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Since irritable bowel syndrome isn’t a disease but a condition, it can’t be cured. It can, however, be managed. Diet and lifestyle changes will be required. For the irritable bowel Jacksonville patient, it goes something like this.

They tell us that certain foods trigger the symptoms. Foods such as: dairy containing cow’s milk, cottage cheese, ricotta, and mascarpone cheeses, yogurt, custard, ice cream, and pudding. Also, sweeteners like honey, anything with high fructose corn syrup, and fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, cherries, mangoes, pears and watermelon.

Fruits and vegetables like apples, blackberries, cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pears, and watermelon. Cauliflower, mushrooms, and snow peas. Sweeteners like isomalt, malitol, xylitol, mannitol, and sorbitol. These are found in chickpeas, lentils, broccoli, kidney beans, and soy products. Found in artichokes, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, beetroot, onion, garlic. Also found in wheat and rye.

The object is to eliminate hard to digest foods. You need some for their nutrients, though. The FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Olyols) diet includes easily digestible foods.

This is found in oats, rice bran, and gluten-free pastas and rice. Patient will find soluble fiber in beans, veggies like bean sprouts, bok choy, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, and olives. It’s in fruits such as bananas, oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, and honeydew. Rice, almond, or coconut milk, lactose-free milk, blocks of hard cheeses, and lactose-free yogurt. You can have beef, chicken, fish, eggs, pork and nuts and seeds such as almonds, peanuts, and walnuts.

Digestive Disease Consultants in Jacksonville work with patients to find the best solution for their IBS and other digestive problems. Visit today to learn more.

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