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Diet Plan for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an uncomfortable disorder characterized by dramatic changes in bowel movements. Some people experience diarrhea, while others have constipation. Cramps and abdominal pain can make everyday activities unbearable. Intake of certain foods like dairy products, chocolate, citrus things or Alcohol can worsen the symptoms and may lead to severe constipation and diarrhea.

Medical intervention is important in the treatment of IBS, but did you know that certain diets may improve your symptoms? Explore the most common diets available to reduce uncomfortable symptoms, and work toward leading a healthy life.

To Avoid To Consume
Garlic Cucumber
Tomato Carrot
Eggplant Zucchini
Okra Sweet potato
- Pumpkin
- Turnip
- Red onion
- Parsley
- Beetroot
Chickpeas Green gram
Kidney beans all washed dals
Black gram -
Refined flour and products made up of it. Wheat
- Rice
- Brown rice
- Oats
- Quinoa
- Finger millet
- Buckwheat
Orange Apricots
Lime Watermelon
Pineapple Banana
Strawberries Guava
Peaches Papaya
Canned fruits Muskmelon
- Apple
- Sapodilla
- Plum
- Pomegranate
Dairy Products
High fat milk Cow’s ghee
cheese Yoghurt
butter -
Tea -
Red chilies Coriander
- Cumin
- Thyme
- Fennel
Palm oil Cow ghee
Coconut oil Mustard oil
Butter Olive oil
- Soybean oil
Whole milk drinks Coconut water
Cream based liqueurs Clear soups
canned soup and packaged soup Sugarcane juice
Alcohol homemade soups
Sweetened drinks Green juice
Squashes Herbal tea
Carbonated drinks Aloe Vera juice
Processed and Fried meat Lean meat
Red meat-Beef Fish
Pork Chicken
Dry Fruits
Peanuts Soaked Almonds
Pine nuts Figs
Walnuts -
Cashew and all types of seeds -

Diet Schedule For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Early Morning

Warm water /Wheat grass juice/ Aloe vera juice


Broken wheat porridge / Veg upma / Veg Vermicelli / Veg Idli / Missi Roti / Oats / Chapatti with Veg or Dal


Fruit / Fruit juice / Herbal tea / Coconut water / Prune juice


Chapatti + Rice + Salad + Vegetable + Dal / Chicken (Once in week)


Homemade soup / Vermicelli / Herbal tea


Chapatti + Vegetable + Dal

Important Tips

  • Walk for at least 30-45 minutes.
  • Increase physical activity and exercise.
  • Follow regular and balance meal pattern.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • Consuming high fiber and adequate fluid diet.
  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass of water.