Vegetables

Are some vegetables better than others?

Are some vegetables better than others?

Some vegetables are more fibrous than others and therefore harder to digest. This could be causing some of your symptoms

Mixed Salad and IBS

Mixed Salad and IBS

I had an extra day eating “safe” foods to make sure I got rid of the bloated feeling that I got from the wheat. My dietitian said that rather than test all type of salad (lettuce, herb leaves, etc.) it would make sense to test mixed salad first and if thats OK then I’ve saved […]

Courgette and IBS

Courgette and IBS

I’ve decided to add courgette as its good for stir fries and casseroles. I’m eating it with the skin so it will interesting to see if its fine. Courgette is a source of insoluble fibre and so far I’ve been better with soluble fibre so I shall have to see what happens. Day 3 Well […]

Lettuce and IBS

Lettuce and IBS

Today I’m going to add lettuce. I guess most people would think “wow thats an interesting food – not!” but I actually enjoy lettuce especially with rice and mackerel. I’m adding iceburg lettuce as that is my favourite but I’m sure all lettuce is the same. I’ll check with my dietitian to see if I […]

Tomato Puree and IBS

Tomato Puree and IBS

Took a couple of days to get to normal after the last reaction with tapioca. Today I’m adding tomato – not the pips or skin so I’m adding tomato puree and sieved tomatoes. It really adds flavour to things – I had some minced beef and it really tasted nice. I hope this will be […]

Corn and IBS

Corn and IBS

I added corn today. Cornflakes and popcorn. I don’t like sweetcorn so I’m not going to bother with that.  I’ll also make some white sauce with cornflower using soya milk. Day3 3 days of corn and still feeling fine. So now I can have rice krispies and cornflakes for breakfast!! Finally a bit of variety. […]

Cauliflower and IBS

Cauliflower and IBS

So I’m adding cauliflower today. Not too much and only the florets as the stalks are very fibrous and can cause problems for IBS sufferers. Only just found this out. So if you can’t eat brocoli or cauliflower and you eat the stalks it might be worth just having the florets instead. Day 1 So […]

Broccoli and IBS

Broccoli and IBS

Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables so I’m adding this one first and also the dietitian suggested it was best to try broccoli as it is the easiest vegetable to digest. Day 3 3 days of broccoli and I am feeling fine. So I’ve now added my first vegetable! Yeah! That means I can […]

Onions and IBS

Onions and IBS

As I said yesterday being high in fibre, onions could be a potential problem. I cut them out from my diet when I did the first test removing all high fibre foods but that doesn’t mean they are going to be problem. Anyway I added them today and I have had slight stomach pains but […]

Carrots and IBS

Carrots and IBS

So this is what happened when I added carrots. Day 1 I had a roast and made some gravy using yeast extract. A proper meal at last!! I really enjoyed it. I have had a bit of a stomach ache this evening – nothing bad so maybe its just one of those things. See what […]