Foods that May Relieve IBS Symptoms
Part of the IBS Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Some foods can provide relief from IBS-C and IBS-D attacks. Use your intuition and what you know about your personal condition to decide which of the following food remedies make the most sense to try.
In a pinch, just remember the acronym BRATTY (bread, rice, apples, toast, tea, and yogurt). These foods are all currently recommended by doctors for soothing the symptoms of an IBS-D.
Peppermint tea: Relieves painful cramps and diarrhea.
Apple cider vinegar: 1 teaspoon in water before meals three times a day relieves diarrhea.
Fennel tea: Relieves gas and bloating.
Ginger tea: Relieves nausea and indigestion.
Prune juice: Relieves constipation.
Licorice tea: Relieves indigestion.
Carob powder: 1 teaspoon dissolved in a cup of warm water relieves diarrhea.
Ripe bananas: Relieve diarrhea.
Unripe bananas: Relieve constipation.
Cooked carrots: Relieve diarrhea, nausea, and digestive upset.
Peaches (with or without the skin depending on your sensitivity): Relieve constipation.