Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a medical condition which affects the intestinal tract, leading to diarrhea and constipation, often surfacing in the early 20's and keeping many in pain and discomfort due with weaker stomachs. However, there is a way to maintain and treat IBS!
While there is no single cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, by following certain steps and adapting to a new diet, it's possible to fight off the condition and get rid of the uncomfortable and painful symptoms. Many nutritionists have spoken about how simple it is to fight off these conditions, seeing as how many are affected with IBS and never look for medical treatment. Hannah Braye, a nutrition expert, explained how changing your diet immediately will ease the condition and help your body.
Staying as hydrated as possible is a must. Constipation, as a syndrome, is uncomfortable and inconvenient in every way. By keeping hydrated and drinking water, Braye explains that you'll assist your body in making sure your stool has an easy transition by "softening" the stool. She also warns against tea, coffee, and alcohol, and that each should only be consumed in "moderation." Eating fermented foods is another great step, including yogurt, sauerkraut, and others. Assisting in breaking down food in the stomach and easing digestion and excretion.
Fresher and healthier
Braye also suggested that more fresh and healthy foods should be added to your diet while avoiding unhealthy ones such as fast food. Fruits and vegetables grown locally are highly recommended to avoid as many preservatives that may cause more harm and discomfort to the stomach. Sweets can also be consumed, though homemade ones are much better to cut out harmful additives such as artificial sweeteners and others which may lead to a more severe IBS condition.