The Go-To Foods for IBS Breakouts

  • Mar. 01

Those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and those who are close to IBS sufferers know that it’s simply a matter of managing the condition by staying away from certain foods, but it’s only simple in concept and a lot more complicated in application. It’s almost as if you don’t quite believe that you actually suffer from IBS and that its breakout will be brought about by indulging in certain foods you know you should avoid, this until you test the boundaries time and again and find yourself having to deal with the aftermath of a breakout.

Going to your G.P. or specialist allergist yields the same diagnosis and recommendation, that being that you simply ate something you really shouldn’t have eaten and that you should refrain from doing so going forward, respectively. So, unless on this specific instance you’re really at a mega health risk and depict signs of something like bloodstream contamination, going to your G.P. every time your IBS flares up is nothing but a waste of time and money. Yes, you might get a prescription to alleviate the pain and discomfort suffered, but that’s just a symptomatic treatment, often really just administered so that your consultation isn’t a complete waste of time and money.

So what you should do instead is simply ride it out and return to your regular prescribed diet, but during the worst of these breakouts, even some of the foods you are allowed to eat without any problems can become problematic. What are the go-to foods you can eat while riding it all out though, especially taking into account your obvious desire not to want to aggravate anything further?


Fish is indeed an allergen in the case of some people who suffer from IBS, but if it isn’t then this is a great safe-food to take refuge in while you ride out the effects of the IBS breakout. Hake in particular can be prepared in many different ways over all three meals, be sure not to coat it with anything like flour or eggs.


There’s nothing better to fill up on than veggies of any and all sorts when you’re riding out your latest IBS outbreak. Mixed veggies often work well with fish, to be poached, steamed or boiled.


Potatoes make for a nice staple to help ride out the IBS breakout, offering the kind of versatility in their preparation which can have every single meal on your menu featuring potatoes in some or other way.


Rice is easily digested and offers a great source of starch, making for one of the few foods which are IBS friendly. Try to avoid gravies and sauces, as hard as it may be since any rice dish is pretty much as dry as dishes get if there’s no sauce or gravy.


Drink only water as a beverage to wash your food down with as you don’t want to aggravate your IBS with the complex sugars often contained in any kind of beverage that isn’t water. Avoid milk as well and definitely avoid fizzy drinks, except maybe flat Coke if it works for you (which is not a fizzy drink if it’s flat).