What Are the Best Foods for People Living With IBS?

Guest post by NewLifeOutlook

There are plenty of different foods you can still enjoy with IBS, and there are others foods that should be avoided at all cost.

You’ve likely heard that you should avoid high FODMAP foods if you have IBS. FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates found in foods.

People with IBS don’t absorb or digest this type of carbohydrate very well. The carbs ferment in the gut and cause bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and cramping. By following and eating low FODMAP foods, you will likely experience an improvement in your symptoms and overall health.

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Belvita Biscuits | Why They Shouldn’t Be Eaten for Breakfast

Belvita breakfast biscuits are hoodwinking the public, I swear it.

The products label themselves as heart-healthy and wholesome, but how wholesome can a sugary breakfast bar really be? We’ve seen similar instances with Go Natural, whose breakfast bars main ingredients include palm oil and glucose. You needn’t be an expert to know these aren’t a healthy start to the day.

Related: Breakfasts you should be avoiding

And the same applies to Belvita. How can it really be as wholesome as it sounds? Let’s look at the facts.

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What’s Healthier: Multigrain or Wholegrain?

Grains; they’re great for us, right?

Unprocessed, fibrous and brill for healthy digestion, but the question that is rarely asked is which is healthiest: multigrain’ or wholegrain? Or – curveball – is it all marketing babble and grains are just, well, grains?

It’s time we found out the truth! Take a look at the healthiest way you should be consuming your grains, here.

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Animal & Plant Protein | Which Should You Be Focusing On?

Meat-eaters and vegans regularly butt heads when it comes to getting their protein.

Animal protein enthusiasts will tell you that the only way to get the optimal amount of protein in your diet is to consume meat such as steak and chicken.

Those who trust in plant power scoff at the idea that the only way we can get enough protein is to consume animals. Plenty of fitness enthusiasts recover effortlessly through a vegan lifestyle, all through a good combination of plant protein.

So, which is best? If you are confused by how much animal or plant protein your body needs, take a look at which will most benefit your health.

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Progurt Review | Healthy Bacteria

Those of you who struggle with IBS may depend on healthy bacteria yoghurts for curbing stomach pain. Unfortunately, many of them are useless and simply do not do what they say on the tin.

Take Yakult, for example. What absolute garbage. It doesn’t work for me, but please do tell me if I’m wrong.

Progurt, on the other hand, is something a little different.

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Best Herbal Teas for IBS

Before you come at me with the pitchforks and the shotguns, let me get this bit out of the way: I am not advising caffeine for IBS sufferers. I know, you know, we all know that caffeine is a muddy recipe for disaster.

However, this post is all about decaffeinated herbal teas, so don’t sweat it and keep reading. Herbal teas are one of just a few natural ways you can curb IBS symptoms without very much effort. Hot drinks are also fab for those with gut imbalances as it is easier for our bodies to process warm fluids, as our bodies are warm blooded (yep… science!)

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What’s the difference: Cocoa vs Cacao

If you have ever stumbled upon cacao products in adulthood and thought it was simply a spelling error of the much-loved and lauded “cocoa”, then you’re not alone.

I was fairly sure cacao and cocoa were the same thing – after all, why would they be named so similarly – but it turns out there are key differences between the two, one of the most important being health.

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