It’s no surprise that many summer staples are problematic for people with “sensitive stomachs” — my favorite euphemism for intestinal distress and the “sexy” symptoms that come with that.
I’m referring to people who live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and/or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). While IBS doesn’t cause the same inflammation, food can still play a key role in triggering or helping manage IBS, just as it can with IBD.
As a person living with IBD, I can attest to the fact that being mindful of diet becomes especially important during a flare-up. “Traditional BBQ dishes contain excessive lactose, roughage, excessive sugar and greasy/fried foods that may exacerbate IBD symptoms,” says nutritionist Arielle Leben, M.S., R.D.,Read more on themighty.com