Very few people will go through life without ever experiencing some kind of discomfort in their digestive system. Our digestive systems can actually be quite sensitive, and eating the wrong type of food can turn out to be very uncomfortable indeed. Some people will find that their digestive systems are far more sensitive than others.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that can lead to considerable pain and discomfort after eating. It can also lead to other problems such as gas and violent diarrhea which can make things very awkward socially for the patient. There are certain foods that are known to trigger IBS, and should be avoided or at least kept to a minimum.
IBS Food To Avoid #1: Caffeine
Millions of people all over the world start the day with a dose of their favorite drug… caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant that helps to give us a perk in the mornings and helps to keep us going on long and difficult days. It is commonly found in tea and coffee and is also common in carbonated beverages such as Pepsi and Coke.
Caffeine’s stimulating properties are a problem for people with IBS, though. The substance can also stimulate the digestive system and this is not good news for IBS sufferers. Even people without IBS can find that caffeine will give them an upset stomach.