What to avoid to help with digestive issues
- The wheat in bread and pasta can take its toll on digestion, causing bloating, cramps and flatulence, so eat less or go the whole way and cut it out altogether. If your condition improves there’s some great gluten free alternatives in most supermarkets and health food stores.
- Alcohol, hydrogenated fats, refined carbohydrates, and sugar are on the avoid list due to the cortisol havoc they bring. Cortisol increases gastric acid production leading to acid reflux and can also cause problems with digestion.
- Caffeine may jump start the bowel into action causing cramps and diarrhoea. If you cut out coffee, you may see an improvement in your symptoms.