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IBS Diet: Cramping and Diarrhea


Certain foods are known to stimulate gut reactions in general. In those with IBS eating too much of these might bring about or worsen symptoms. For example symptoms of abdominal cramps and diarrhea might be brought on by...

  • Meals that are too large or high in fat
  • Fried foods
  • Coffee
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol 

Eating too much of some types of sugar that are poorly absorbed by the bowel can also cause cramping or diarrhea. Examples include… 

  • Sorbitol – commonly used as a sweetener in many dietetic foods, candies, and gums
  • Fructose – also used as a sweetener and found naturally in honey as well as some fruits


What to Do and What to Avoid Foods That Cause Gas and Bloating


Last modified on August 22, 2013 at 10:22:26 AM