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IBS Diet

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Diet
Foods to Avoid

Carbonated Beverages

Coffee, Tea

Fruit Juices


Nuts and Popcorn

Uncooked vegetables


Spicy food, especially peppers and black pepper

Red meat

Milk, ice cream, and custards

Raw fruits

No aspirin, no smoking

Foods Allowed

Water, broth, wine, decaffeinated coffee, Hawaiian Punch, Tang

Cooked vegetables, except onions, cabbage and cauliflower

Bread, rice, plain pasta, potatoes and cereals

Poultry, fish, and lamb

Hard cheese or yogurt in small quantities

Raw spinach

Cooked, canned and citrus fruits and bananas are fine

Try to adhere to the diet for 5-7 days.  If symptoms improve or go away, you may begin to add back the items from column 1, one item each day.  If you notice that a particular item brings back symptoms, you know you will have to avoid that food in the future.

Note:  The information in this section is provided as a supplement to information discussed with your healthcare provider.  It is not intended to serve as a complete description of a particular topic or substitute for a clinic visit.

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