A book of recipes devised by a leading chef and based on nutritional advice - this is a much-needed cookbook for people with IBS. Containing over 100 recipes that have been created to tempt your tastebuds while managing the symptoms of IBS, together with helpful advice and practical information, Healthy Eating for IBS will help you understand IBS and limit its impact. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic and very common condition affecting the large bowel. The exact cause of IBS is not known but it causes a variety of unpleasant symptoms which can range from mildly annoying to completely disruptive. Symptoms and triggers can also vary from week to week and between patients. The first part of the book looks at the prevalence of IBS and the effect it can have on work and social life. It then discusses the causes and the symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, bloating, tiredness, backache and headaches as well as diarrhoea and/or constipation. Treatments looked at include medication and lifestyle, plus an in-depth analysis of how diet (eating patterns, meal timing, food volume, choice of food etc.) affects IBS.
Fibre intake is key and menu planners for low, medium and high levels of fibre are given so you can plan your meals according to your fibre requirements. Recent research into the disease is considered, plus the benefits of complementary treatments such as probiotics, prebiotics and aloe vera. Dietitian Erica Jankovich also gives advice on eating out plus shopping and cooking tips. The second part of the book provides over 100 recipes, created by Sophie Braimbridge in consultation with Erica. Recipes are divided into meal types - breakfasts and breads, soups and salads, starters and snacks, main courses and puddings - and will help you to find a diet that soothes your system without offending your appetite. All recipes include a nutritional analysis of fat, saturated fat, calories, fibre and salt.