Low Fiber Diet Options

Looking for the best low fiber diet information for your Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Look no further! Learn the right foods & ways to reduce your intake.

There are certain conditions where high fiber may actually be more harmful to the sufferers symptoms as they are unable to digest the substance properly.

For example, low "roughage" in the foods you eat can actually help people with digestive disorders such as IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome particularly when diarrhea is an issue.

White Rice Part of Your Low Fiber Diet

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  • Low Residue - you might have been advised this form of diet. But what is it and how does it compare?

It can be used in some cases of constipation when fibrous products worsen symptoms of bloating.

So what sorts of foods are right for you? Below I have tabulated a list of the right ones to eat for quick and easy reference:

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List of Low Fiber Diet Foods


· White pasta

· White flour

· White rice

· Rice cakes

· Pancakes

· Noodles

· Couscous

· Potatoes (without skins)

· Meat

· Fish

· Eggs

· Milk

· Yoghurts

· Butter

· Cheese

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White Pasta

Fruit and vegetables should generally be avoided or kept to a minimum.

If having vegetables, it is important to remove the skins as this is the main high roughage contributor.

They should be well cooked as this helps denature the fiber component and buying tinned vegetables can also help as they have been pre-cooked.

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Low Roughage and low residue Foods

Avoid Cheese And Other Dairy Products

You may have heard about a low residue diet, particularly if you have diarrhea.

Conditions such as IBS, diverticulitis, colitis and even people recovering from gastroenteritis can benefit from these foods.

The terms low fiber and low residue are relatively synonymous with each other although the added avoidance of milk and milk related products such as butter, cheese and yoghurt's should be observed.

Milk is a bowel stimulant as well as an intolerance for a lot of people, particularly those with deficiency in the lactase enzyme in the gut.

Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down the milk sugar known as lactose. Primary and secondary lactose intolerance is common.

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