3 Foods To Spook Your IBS
If you have irritable bowel syndrome, then you know just how difficult it can be to try new foods; especially this time of year. If you have a lot of Halloween parties that you are excited about but are fearful that you may have a flare-up at one of your parties, then this article is for you. Rather than stay at home and hand out Halloween candy, we have a few ways for you to armor up and spook away your IBS symptoms.
One of the best things you can do before you head out to a Halloween party this year is to armor up your digestive tract with fiber. Fiber is basically your lifesaver if you have IBS. If you don’t eat a diet that’s naturally rich in fiber, then consider taking a fiber supplement starting a few days before your first Halloween party.
Drink Plenty Of Water
If you are going to be drinking alcohol at the Halloween party that you go to, just know that alcohol can sometimes exacerbate IBS symptoms. Make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the night. Water keeps you hydrated and can help you get rid of a lot of IBS symptoms as well.
Stick With Foods You Know
Because you just don’t want to risk all of a sudden getting hit in the gut with some IBS symptoms, don’t risk it and try new foods at the Halloween party. Even though that tikka masala appetizer may smell like heaven, if you don’t know whether or not you can tolerate it, skip it and go for something like bread instead.
Don’t let your IBS or the thought of your IBS leave you from attending a Halloween party this year. Use the tips listed in this article to hopefully find a little bit of relief from our symptoms. To learn more about IBS treatment, schedule an appointment at our Midtown office and contact us at (646) 971-0237.