Rye and IBS

Day 1
Had some rye crisp bread with honey on. I much prefer rice cakes. I shan’t be upset if rye is no good as it tastes awful. I’m sure there are people who actually like these things but not me!

Day 2
Well yesterday evening I had a really bad IBS pain. Its the pain I get that causes a physical band around my abdomen. Then this morning I had frequent trips to the loo so I guess rye is no good. Well thats not a bad thing as I can’t think of any food I would eat with it in that I like. I guess it’s sometimes in special types of bread but apart from that I don’t see it being a problem for me.
I did a search for rye and it is very high in fibre (insoluble fibre) and does cause a problem for some people with IBS. Here’s an excerpt from my search.
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The following have been associated with a worsening of IBS symptoms

  • large meals
  • bloating from gas in the colon
  • medicines
  • wheat, rye, barley, chocolate, milk products, or alcohol
  • drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, or colas
  • stress, conflict, or emotional upsets

(click here for the full article)
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So I shall stop having anymore of the rye crips breads (yeah!) and wait for the symptoms to go.

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