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What diet is recommended for IBS?

Diet and food are paramount in living comfortably with IBS. Research that has shown that certain foods cause symptoms of IBS to be accentuated. For example, one of the main diets that helps in IBS is a Low-FODMAP diet. This diet includes avoiding foods that are highly fermentable. Specifically, these include dairy; gluten; certain raw fruits and vegetables such as avocados, peaches, and pears; vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower; beans; artificial sweeteners; and a variety of other foods. Patients on the FODMAP diet are allowed to have alcohol but in moderation.

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