Saturated fats common in processed food may trigger IBS

IBS triggerCould a burger and fries be triggering your IBS? Since your digestive system has to put in extra work to break down saturated fats it could fall victim to IBS.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, such as constipation, gas or diarrhea. Although most symptoms can be avoided through a healthy diet and managing stress, the adverse reactions often take effect when too many processed foods are consumed.

High amounts of saturated fats are found in red or fatty meats, dairy and an assortment of fried, processed foods. If you noticed your IBS symptoms triggering after consuming these types of food, it may be time to make some changes. Try substituting fish and nuts into your diet, which contain healthier fats that aid in digestion.

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