Fresh, ripe bananas are a nutritious fruit that also help relieve IBS symptoms. You can eat bananas to treat diarrhea because the soluble fiber in bananas help absorb liquid in the intestines. Also, the potassium presents in bananas helps relieve bloating and gas.
- Eat one or two ripe bananas daily to maintain a healthy digestive system and prevent IBS.
- If you are having diarrhea, mash one ripe banana and mix in one teaspoon of tamarind pulp and a pinch of salt. Eat it twice daily until the diarrhea stops.
Carrots are a good source of pectin that can help prevent IBS symptoms as well as treat diarrhea and constipation.
- Put a few fresh carrots in a juicer to extract the juice. Add a few drops of lemon juice and a little bit of honey to the juice. Drink it several times a day until you notice improvement.
- You can also blend soft, cooked carrots in a blender with a little water to make puree. Add a little salt and eat one-half cup of carrot puree several times a day.
Note: Avoid eating raw carrots if it causes stomach pain.
If you suffer from other health problems, it is essential to speak with your doctor before trying any of these home remedies. Also, you need to follow a strict diet and healthy lifestyle on a daily basis to keep IBS symptoms under control.