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Updated 02 May 2013

Healthy digestion

Many people battle with a spastic colon or irritable bowel syndrome.

Many people battle with a spastic colon or irritable bowel syndrome. It helps to follow a diet that is high in fibre to aid digestion, but this fibre needs to be gentle on the digestive system.

Include foods like oats, brown rice, high fibre bread without hard kernels, sweet potato, soft vegetables and fruit without skins or pips. Any harsh fibres like popcorn and muesli may aggravate symptoms. Yoghurt is a wonderful food for this condition. Probiotic tablets can also help to improve digestion.

Highly spiced and fatty, fried foods should be avoided.

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