What to eat for… IBS
Bloating, abdominal cramps, constipation or diarrhoea. Not fun. And while IBS can have many causes, including stress, certain foods can also be triggers and fixers.
+ Mushrooms We’re talking magic mushrooms, but not that kind – mushrooms that have been grown under UV rays to increase their vitamin D content. The latest studies have linked IBS symptoms with vitamin D deficiency. Just three of these gives you the daily intake you need.
- FODMAPS That’s fermentable carbohydrates found in foods. “When gut bacteria feed on FODMAPS, they create gas, causing symptoms like bloating,” explains Erin. In one trial, removing this food group reduced IBS symptoms in 74% of subjects. The catch? The list of FODMAP foods is huge. But don’t panic – you’re unlikely to react to them all, and the app FODMAP by FM (available on Android and IOS) will help you through the elimination process.