When fat is consumed, it triggers your colon to begin working. Consider it the trigger that your digestive system needs to begin working. Those with IBS experience cramping, bloating, and periods of constipation and diarrhea after consuming too much fatty food. As the food works its way through your gut, the colon will contract, trapping gas and fecal matter. This is painful, uncomfortable, and can be embarrassing when in public. For those with a spastic colon, choosing to eat outside their prescribed meal plan will result in worse symptoms. The worst foods - those that you should be avoiding - are animal products high in fat. For those with IBS, fatty meat, dairy, and friend, greasy foods are all to be avoided as much as possible.
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