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Diet choices can affect the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some choices may relieve symptoms, while others can make them worse. Also, certain foods and drinks may affect people with IBS in different ways, so it may help to keep a journal of which foods you have eaten and whether your symptoms have become worse or improved.
 
Many people with IBS may find it helpful to eat natural foods that have a high amount of fiber, such as:
 
  • Whole-grain breads and cereals
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables.
     
It may also help if your meals are low in fat and high in carbohydrates. Examples of low-fat, high-carbohydrate foods include:
 
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Whole-grain breads and cereals
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables.
     
Some of the foods that many people with IBS tend to avoid include dairy products, gas-producing foods (such as beans and broccoli), and gluten.
 
(Click Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet for more details on the possible foods to eat to improve IBS symptoms. This article also outlines several foods and drinks you may want to avoid.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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