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Foods That Can Trigger IBS Attacks

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a chronic illness occurring in the large intestines. It would affect people of all age groups, but women under 50 years old tend to be at a higher risk. Typical symptoms include diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, or constipation. If you have IBS, it is important to avoid some foods or drinks that may trigger flare-ups or worsen the symptoms. Below is a list of foods that trigger IBS attacks that you should know to take preventive measures.

Dairy Products

There are a few reasons why dairy products may trigger IBS attacks in many people. The first one is that these foods tend to contain a lot of fat, which may result in diarrhea. Opt for nonfat or low-fat options can reduce the risks. Second, milk is widely reported as a trigger food, although it is still unknown whether people with this condition tend to have true lactose intolerance. Whenever you feel digestive issues, it is better to switch to alternatives, such as plant-based cheese or milk. Consider replacing them with other calcium-rich products as well, such as nuts, beans, greens, seeds, or sardines. [1]