Some advice from Dr Nick Read, The IBS Network

Many of the people who suffer from gut symptoms are sensitive to the food that they eat. So eating well is not just a matter of eating a balanced, healthy diet, it also involves being aware of foods that may normally irritate a sensitive gut.

So at the same time as consuming enough food to give us energy to remain fit and active and having a diet that contains enough essential amino acids, fats, vitamins and minerals, we also need to maintain a viable gut microflora while restricting those foods that may stimulate gut spasm, retain fluid and generate large volumes of gas through fermentation. Knowing how different foods affect the gut helps us to care for ourselves and our gut so much better. For more information, see: http://www.theibsnetwork.org/the-self-care-plan/diet/so-what-can-i-eat-the-eatwell-plate/.

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