Health Tip: Diet Can Help Irritable Bowel
-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- While controlling stress and taking certain
medications can help manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), monitoring your diet and eating habits can have the most
significant impact, the American Dietetic Association says.
The group offers these suggestions:
Create a schedule for meals, and stick to it.
Instead of three large meals, eat smaller meals throughout the
Chew your food carefully and eat slowly.
Eat foods high in fiber, such as whole grains, vegetables and
Drink plenty of water, while avoiding caffeine and
Keep a diary of any IBS symptoms and the corresponding foods
you eat -- to see if there's an association between a particular
food and onset of IBS.
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