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IBS, short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a functional gastrointestinal disorder. It causes abnormalities in bowel function. There is no known organic cause for this condition. It may occur in the aftermath of an infection, traumatic life event, or some dysfunction in the gut’s flora. Concerning IBS-appropriate diets, many foods act as triggers and others that restrict its symptoms. If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, keep reading for a list of IBS-triggering foods you need to avoid.

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1. Processed Foods

These contain resistant starches that defy digestion in the small intestines. The, they get fermented by bacteria in the colon which they reach intact. Gas and waste production ensues, thus leading to bloating, flatulence and diarrhea, exacerbating IBS symptoms. Packaged foods, ready-to-eat meals, canned food, and frozen meat should be substituted with organic varieties whenever possible.

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