Irritable bowel - natural food recommendations

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Irritable bowel manifests by changes in bowel habits: the phases of contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles are too fast by bringing episodes of diarrhea or too slow, causing constipation. Symptoms, more or less serious, can be intermittent or may persist throughout life. The incidence of irritable bowel is greater in women than men.

Bowel motility (movement) is altered without being determined by structural and biochemical changes detectable as inflammation or tumors. Recent studies have shown that people with irritable bowel syndrome respond with strong contractions to stimuli of moderate intensity. This shows that people intestine is more sensitive and more prone to shrinkage. Analysis
of factors that cause intestinal disturbances in irritable bowel syndrome led to the conclusion that one of the most common causes is stress. Many patients have indicated that symptoms of the disease are worse during emotional stress or after eating certain foods.

In most cases, the syndrome can be controlled by adopting a diet and proper lifestyle and reducing stress.

Recommendations / preventive measures and self-care

- Avoid stress and heavy meals

- Consume a daily cup of cranberry juice

- Drink 2 cups daily of infusion of lavender, lime, marjoram, mallow - 2 teaspoons in equal parts mixture in 200 ml water

- Drink throughout the day a glass of carrot juice

- Apply at night on the abdomen crushed cabbage leaf poultices

- Put hot compresses on the abdomen

- Drink between meals a cup of cabbage juice

- Kept a journal to be included daily menus and symptoms that occur after meals

- It is recommended that meals be taken in a quiet and relaxing environment

Diet for irritable bowel

Each patient with irritable bowel is unique in its way. Thus, proper diet and beneficial to a patient may cause inconvenience to another. Also, eating the same food can cause digestive problems sometimes and sometimes not. Thus, a very strict diet is useless. However, it is recommended to identify ill food which causes digestive troubles and avoid their consumption.

Diet varies depending on prevailing symptoms: diarrhea, constipation or alternating diarrhea constipation.

Reduce or eliminate consumption of foods that cause diarrhea, including coffee and alcohol, foods high in fat, foods that cause gas (beans, cabbage, broccoli) and the artificial sweetener based on sorbitol (used in production candy and sugarless chewing gum).

For controlling constipation diet should contain:

- Sufficient quantities of fiber, through increased consumption of fruit (pears, apples, berries), vegetables (peas, Brussels sprouts), wheat bran, cereals, and graham bread

- Drink plenty of fluids: 6-8 glasses of water a day; fiber absorbs water (water reduces faecal consistency)

- Regular program of exercise: walking, cycling or swimming keep bowel movements

In case of diarrhea should be limited or eliminated consumption of:

- Alcohol

- Caffeine contained in coffee, tea, colas and chocolate

- Nicotine

- Foods that are bloating, producing gases such as beans, broccoli, cabbage and apples

- Foods rich in lactose: milk, cheese or sour cream

- Spicy foods like salsa and other dishes with paprika

- Citrus with increased content of acid

- Fatty foods: bacon, butter, oil

- Soft drinks, because they are bloating

- Sugarless gum or candy as they have increased content of artificial sweeteners (sorbitol).

Eliminate from your diet one food or drink to see if it improves symptoms, otherwise it makes no sense that this food or drink to be eliminated from the diet. You can ask advice from a dietician before the introduction of diet.

After eating foods that contain lactose can occur symptoms of lactose intolerance (gas, abdominal pain, bloating). Calcium intake should be supplemented if milk and dairy products are excluded from eating. It accepts the consumption of yogurt because the lactose is digested by bacterial cultures contained in yogurt.

Natural treatment for irritable bowel with Calivita products

- Alfalfa extract from Green Care natural supplement composition is beneficial in acute and chronic digestive disorders. Acts as a natural cleanser and has natural diuretic properties. Alfalfa extract contains large amounts of beta carotene, vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus.

- Acidophilus with Psyllium - Lactobacillus acidophilus and Plantago ovata seeds fibers have beneficial effects on digestion, creates an unfavorable environment of different pathogens and restore intestinal flora.

- Digestive enzymes from Digest Ease nutritional supplement composition are beneficial in treating digestive disorders, abdominal discomfort, bloating and flatulation. It helps to use
nutrients from food, eases plant food digestion and regulates seats.

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This article was published on 2012/03/27