You could have a serious health condition right now and not even know it. But once your doctor has given you a clear diagnosis, there’s a lot you can do — beyond medication and therapy — to feel better. A healthy diet may not be able to cure chronic illness. It can, however, relieve some of your worst symptoms — and significantly improve your quality of life. Here are the conditions you can treat with healthier eating.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Dietary triggers: According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, many people living with IBS experience worsening symptoms after eating large meals or too many high-fat foods.
What you should eat instead: Experts recommend eating smaller, more frequent meals if large portions of food trigger IBS symptoms. Eating plenty of high-fiber foods like beans, vegetables, and rice can also decrease flares and minimize overall discomfort.