Are High Fat Foods IBS Diet Triggers? An IBS Diet Quick Tip!
Fats and IBS - Are High Fat Foods IBS Diet Triggers?
Yes! Fats are a huge GI stimulant- . whether you have IBS or not
With IBS, they often trigger an overreaction of the gastrocolic reflex.
When food enters your stomach, it triggers the Gastro-what? , which cues your colon to start contracting. gastrocolic reflex Ever had an IBS attack just minutes after eating the wrong thing? Blame your gastrocolic reflex.
more calories in a food, the stronger that reflex.
Fats (9 calories per gram) are more than twice as calorie dense as carbohydrates or proteins (both 4 calories per gram). Fats can cause Result? painful spasms, urgency, gas, diarrhea and/or constipation, bloating. VIDEO
Red meat, dairy, egg yolks, fried foods, greasy dressings and sauces. Worst high fat triggers? Please avoid. A
low fat diet is key for managing IBS - but - low fat does NOT mean fat free! Keep your
fat intake to 20% - 25% of total calories, and make your fats count.
no difference to your gastrocolic reflex if you eat lard or extra-virgin olive oil. But it makes quite a difference to your heart, cancer risks, and your overall health. Focus on monounsaturated fats and essential fatty acids.
Olive oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, avocados, finely ground nuts, fatty fish, flax oil, hemp oil.
Use these fats in
small quantities, with a soluble fiber foundation, following the . Eating for IBS guidelines Recipe modifications are easy, don't despair. See my
for a delicious example! Brown Sugar Banana Bread recipe
Tip Takeaway: Fats trigger the gastrocolic reflex to overreact, causing IBS symptoms to flare. Go low fat, not fat free. Focus on heart-healthy oils and avoid the high fat trigger foods.
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