Food that will trigger IBS

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1morechance
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   Posted 7/23/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
What sort of food that will trigger IBS? Does anyone have the list to share?

lazy
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   Posted 7/23/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
For me its anything with MSG. I have to be so careful when I go out with sauces, etc. Also, processed foods have MSG. Some would call it a MSG allergy and it is, but it triggers IBS in me that lasts for several days. Looking at food makes me bloated but I have discovered acidopholus and I take it a couple of times a day with meals. It helps a lot and its over the counter. Good luck..Lazy

7Lil
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   Posted 7/23/2006 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi 1more,
Trigger foods vary between people. Your best bet would be to keep a food diary writing down exactly what you ate, when you ate it, how much you ate and then how you felt after. You will be likely to find your most troublesome foods that way.
With that said, there are a few things that bother MANY of us:
Fried foods
Fatty foods
Processed foods
Caffeine
Alcohol
Sugar alcohols (Mannitol, Sorbitol, Xylitol)
Soda (the carbonation)
Dairy
Raw veggies
APPLES (anything apple)
Chocolate

Those are the main ones I remember at the moment. Anyone else?
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Gandalf
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   Posted 7/23/2006 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi 1more,

I think 7Lil has covered just about all those bad food groups...

You might find these two websites useful, they breakdown those food groups mentioned above into specific food items to aviod (where possible):

www.ibsregister.com/nutrition.htm

www.helpforibs.com/diet/trigger2.asp

I hope this helps.

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1morechance
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   Posted 7/24/2006 2:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guy, that's really helpful info. I will try to monitor the intake and see which food group affect me most. Cheers!

Gandalf
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   Posted 7/24/2006 3:21 AM (GMT -7)   
No problem! Hope you find some useful information.  Please feel free to email me if you have any more questions.
 
Good Health.

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jaeu2
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   Posted 7/24/2006 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

  Ive had IBS all my life but not diagnosed until in my 20's. Foods that get me are : ANY RED MEAT, walnuts, more than 1 cup of reg coffee, citrus fruit, & if I eat a lot of salad or raw veggies. + if my nerves are bad it acts like I ate all of the above. If I haven't had an IBS attack in a long time I can get away with eating 1 burger but it's got to be a long time since the last attack. It is weird how I can eat peanuts , almonds , turkey burger ... but not the ones mentioned above. + If Ive had an attack dairy calms it down . 1 glass of metamucel NOT ORANGE flavor works well but I take Levsin for fending off attacks or stopping one. Hope it helps, Judy


PugandherPeeps
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   Posted 7/25/2006 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Someone mentioned apples as being a no-no food for IBS. I have been doing a lot of research and learned that applesauce is a great source of soluble fiber (the best fiber to keep us regular) and that fresh apples PEELED are safe if not eaten in abundance.
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7Lil
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   Posted 7/25/2006 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
The only issue with apples is gas. Be careful because it gives many IBSers cramps.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 7/27/2006 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Apples and espeically apple juice are a natural laxative, which is why you're never supposed to give a baby with the runs applejuice; it makes them worse. So they're especially a no-no for people with D. But some non-D people seem to be fine eating applesauce, possibly because it's cooked; most no one can handle raw apples or especially the juice.

lisasc
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   Posted 8/1/2006 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
The worst attack I ever had was when a food had flax seed in it. The person made this pie and put extra helpings of flax seeds in it, and I literally thought I was going to die. Now, I see anything with it, and my colon kinks up skull

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   Posted 8/2/2006 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I forgot. Soluable fiber, I read, can actually make people with diarrhea worse because it's what helps move things along. It's great for people with constipation, though. Insoluable fiber is what bulks up stools for people with D and probably should be avoided by people with C becuase they don't need more stools, just softer ones.
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