Juicing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowl SyndromeIrritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a non-contagious condition but, as you know, it is very irritating and uncomfortable for anyone who has experienced it. Irritable Bowel Syndrome starts with the bodies colon responding robustly to stimulus such as stress and certain foods that would not cause problems to most people.

It was also researched and reported that IBS is caused by bacterial contamination in the gastrointestinal tract. Studies have shown that people who experience gastroenteritis at times develop IBS.

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome are mucus trace in stool, constipation or diarrhea, gas, a bloated feeling in the tummy, and abdominal cramps or pain.

If you are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome you should see your health care provider first, but if looking for an alternative and natural remedy to help aid in the discomforts of IBS, juicing certain fruits and vegetables can be greatly beneficial.

Juicing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome consists of following healthy juice recipes derived from apples, kiwis, apricots, carrots, lemons, pineapples, papayas, cabbages, spinach, tomatoes, and parsley. This variety of natural juices help to neutralize the flow of acid and motility of the stomach caused by IBS.

Phytochemicals, compounds that occur naturally in plants like fruit and vegetables juices are somehow known to essentially eliminate carcinogens from our body. Drinking juices rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, isoflavones, and lignans, like juices from pure flax seeds and red clover, also help to relieve the discomforts of IBS.

Include as many phytochemical-abundant fruits and vegetables to your juice diet as possible. Below are some juicing recipes that can help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Juicing Recipes for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 

Now I’m going to get up close and personal for a moment. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease similar and worse to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Fortunately my form of Crohn’s disease isn’t as aggressive as I know some people suffer with, but at times was definitely a burden on my quality of life.

I would be the victim of random and frequent attacks where my bowels would become over-active and highly inflamed. These inflammation attacks would affect my sleep, mood, appetite, and generally lower my quality of life and after many visits to doctors and specialists, any kind of cure started to look pretty hopeless.

Although I still encounter an occasional attack if I eat certain foods that trigger the inflammation, but since I’ve started juicing whole fruits and vegetables, my battle with inflammatory bowel disease has definitely favored my side.

In my experience, juicing fruits and vegetables on a regular basis, eating a well balanced, whole foods diet, and eliminating stress, have all dramatically helped me to control my Crohn’s disease and raise my quality of life.  Always see your doctor before engaging in any kind of diet or treatment, but in my experience juicing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other plants has been life changing and inspiring for me to live a pure and healthy life.

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MDA68 January 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Hello, thank you for writing this article. I have very painful IBS (as much as we can tell) and I stopped juicing because I thought all the fiber and fructose (if you read Eating for IBS, Heather talks about eating lots of white bread, white rice and reduce fiber) were making it worse. I recently tried to start up again with spinach, apple, celery, almond milk smoothies and after 2, I gave it up again. Any advice on getting past the immediate gas/pain?

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Dallas P. March 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I’m sorry for your troubles as I really do understand. After all these years I’m not sure if I have true IBS or if my intestinal spells have more to do with my acute Crohn’s disease but regardless it’s difficult to determine what are some of the intake triggers. I find that consistent juicing of various fruits and vegetables, a good general diet, and exercise help the most. Recently I’ve been trying to follow a Paleo diet that some people claim helps alleviate inflammatory conditions and diseases. I think putting low-processed, natural, fresh products into your body plays a major role.

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