What is fibre, and does it help (or aggravate) IBS?
In this episode we look at dietary fibre, why we need it - and whether it’s helpful (or a hindrance!) for IBS. Learn how to modify your fibre intake according to your IBS-subtype and what types of fibre to avoid to prevent gas and bloating.
The Gut Loving Podcast is all about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the low FODMAP diet! The low FODMAP diet is a relatively new approach to effectively treat IBS symptoms and is scientifically backed by a vast number of medical studies.
About this podcast
The Gut Loving Podcast is hosted by Laura Tilt (an experienced Dietitian in the UK specialising in IBS and the low FODMAP diet) and Huelya Akyuez, patient and creator of ‘sezamee - My Gut Loving Food journey’ after living with IBS for over 20 years.
Together, Laura and Huelya started The Gut Loving Podcast to help others with IBS get clear on the facts - and learn more about how to take control of their condition.
Remember: Don’t start the low FODMAP diet without consulting your doctor or low FODMAP specialised dietitian first. The content of our podcast is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Check the fibre content of your diet by keeping a food diary (website and app): https://www.myfitnesspal.com/
Spotting a high fibre food: http://labellingtraining.food.gov.uk/module3/overview_3.html -> ‘“ high fibre' = A food is high in fibre if it contains at least 6g of fibre per 100g.
Read more about why we need fibre here: http://www.symprove.com/blog/single/laura-tilt-fibre
Laura’s tips on how to get enough fibre on a low FODMAP diet: https://goo.gl/ZwKgqK
Huelya’s low FODMAP Bircher Muesli recipe (packed with oats). Note: I discovered that even if it is lactose free, the yoghurt I’ve been using hasn’t been kind to my belly - maybe try to make it without the lactose free yoghurt, any tips welcome! https://goo.gl/TBtMn1
Guidelines for fluid intake: As a rough guide, 35 ml per kilogram of body weight for adults under 60 years of age. Please note hydration needs vary according to temperature and activity levels too. If you are increasing your fibre intake, remember to increase your water intake too.
First line IBS advice (overview): goo.gl/LS9xCk
Bristol stool chart link: goo.gl/2ZPgyT
Symptom evaluation as produced by Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Guy's and St Thomas' NHS London: https://goo.gl/zbMRMn
Find a FODMAP dietitian in the UK: https://goo.gl/cYySjs