For many experts, breakfast is one of the most important meals for humans because it is a good source of nutrients after waking at night. In the same way, starting the day eating healthy helps reduce the annoying symptoms of irritable bowel.
It is best to avoid chain carbohydrates found in foods like rye, legumes, cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk, as well as their derivatives, some fruits and vegetables such as apples, cabbage, pears or mangoes, processed meats or jams and honey. However, before eliminating them from the diet, it is advisable to consult the opinion of a health professional.
In this line, the portal 20 minutes recommends some breakfast options that can help prevent the onset of irritable bowel syndrome.
Breakfast 1: start with a tea, coffee or infusion, accompanied by two slices of spelled bread and some dry cured cheese. It can be complemented with a piece of fruit such as a kiwi, a tangerine or grapefruit.
Breakfast 2: another consistent advisable combination is a glass of lactose-free milk, accompanied by gluten-free, lactose-free, and fructose-free cereals and a piece of fruit such as a banana, strawberries, kiwi or orange.
Breakfast 3: a good option can be a coffee, tea or infusion, accompanied by orange juice or another allowed fruit such as a little pineapple, melon or some grapes.
Breakfast 4: take an orange juice to hydrate, as well as a lactose-free yogurt. This can be accompanied with nuts.
Breakfast 5: a coffee, tea or infusion with a few slices of spelled bread accompanied by Serrano ham and crushed tomato, as well as lactose-free yogurt and orange juice.
What is irritable bowel?
This is a condition known by the term irritable bowel syndrome. Women suffer twice as much as men.
Experts do not yet know its cause. Mayo Clinic, non-profit organization dedicated to clinical practice, education and research, mentions that few people with this condition have severe symptoms.
The most common symptoms of irritable bowel include:
- Abdominal pain and cramps.
- Changes in bowel habits, it can be diarrhea (IBS-D) or constipation (IBS-E).
Other symptoms may indicate a more serious condition. Some of these signs may be:
Although the relationship between food intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome is not yet clear, it is observed that symptoms worsen in many people when consuming certain foods and drinks, such as dairy products, citrus fruits, beans, and carbonated drinks.
The portal Mayo Clinic also explains that a doctor should be consulted in case of persistent changes in bowel habits along with other signs related to irritable bowel syndrome.
In the same way, it is important to receive the attention of a professional, since they can be symptoms of a serious disease, such as colon cancer:
- nocturnal diarrhea
- Rectal bleeding.
- Iron deficiency anemia.
- Unexplained vomiting.
- Difficulty to swallow.
- Persistent pain that is not relieved by passing gas or having a bowel movement.