10 Foods to Avoid if You Have IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, known as IBS, is a condition that’s as nasty as it sounds. Ranging from uncomfortable to even outright painful, this condition is all about gastrointestinal disturbance, which can manifest itself in some nasty inflammation, constant diarrhea, and other sorts of symptoms. Because this condition is affecting the bowels, what you eat has a huge impact on how your IBS goes. For people suffering from this condition, there are some food items, and even entire food groups, that doctors label a no-no. To avoid triggering or worsening your IBS, here are 10 foods that you should always avoid with the condition.

1: Bacon (and Other Fatty Foods)

Fat works itself into the system and goes through the bowel like a lubricant, and this can cause a symptom flare-up that you want no parts of. Yes, let’s just get bacon out of the way here at #1. A food item so beloved, yet so harmful for IBS; it’s a pure fat bomb, so to speak, and should be avoided, along with other fatty foods like oily salad dressings, fried foods, and greasy pizza. People with IBS might have trapped gas and fecal matter and be very uncomfortable, or even fight bouts of diarrhea with fatty foods.

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