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Constipation in Adults

IBS Food Triggers

By keeping a food diary or by trial and error, you may identify that one or more of these foods are a trigger for your symptoms:

  • Milk and milk products

  • Eggs

  • Wheat

  • Salicylates: natural ingredients contained within various fruits, vegetables, nuts, tea and coffee, honey, numerous spices, beer and wine, juices, and peppermint flavoring.)

  • Amines: byproducts in aged or fermenting products such as cheese, wine, beer, yeast extracts, vinegars, and soy sauce, and also a substance found in chocolate, bananas, avocados, tomatoes, and some fish products.

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