If you are suffering from the following symptoms of bloating, excess gas, pain in the lower belly, and mucus in stools that have lasted at least 6 months, with belly pain at least 3 days each month for at least 3 months, and the pain is relieved by having a bowel movement, is linked to a change in how often you have a bowel movement, and or to a change in the appearance or consistency of your stool you may be experiencing an irritable bowel.
To avoid experiencing these dreadful symptoms, try the following foods to help aid and further prevent IBS:
Homemade bone broth – Bone Broth will provide your body with proline and glycine which makeup collagen which can help repair intestinal permeability. 1
Raw cultured dairy – Probiotic rich foods like kefir, amasai and yogurt can help heal the gut and balance your microflora. Also, when buying dairy looks for raw, organic goat milk products or dairy that doesn’t contain A1 casein. 2
Water – Hydration is critical to keep the digestive system healthy, so try to drink 8 ounces of fluids every 2 hours. 3
Clean lean protein – Protein deficiency is common in people with bowel disease, therefore try to eat at least 3-4 oz of protein per meal.4
Fresh vegetable juice – As long as the vegetable juice does not worsen the diarrhea, vegetables can help provide critical electrolytes. 5
Steamed vegetables – Non-starchy vegetables that are cooked or steamed are easy to digest and are an essential part of the IBS diet. 6
Healthy fats – Consuming healthy fats in moderation like egg yolks, salmon, avocados, ghee and coconut oil are easy on the gut and promote healing. 7
Fruit – Consuming fruit in moderation with 1 serving early in the day is OK on a gut healing diet. If IBS is severe, you may steam apples and pears to make homemade apple sauce.
Remember you also want to avoid foods that trigger IBS. Go here to find out exactly what foods you should avoid for IBS.
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