Recommended plant-based food list for irritable bowel

Vegetarian foods to choose in irritable bowel syndrome


Recommended foods (try tolerance)


Rice is one of the best foods for people with irritable bowel

It is recommended to have very light and frequent meals, low in fat.

  • Rice

  • Fruits: apple, pears, banana, nectarine, mango, apricots, peaches, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, papaya, pitahaya, …

  • Vegetables: carrots, zucchini, potato, sweet potato, lettuce, squash, chayote, broccoli, …

  • Seeds: flaxseed, chia, sesame

  • Dairy products: Skimmed yogurt

  • Rice drink enriched with calcium

  • Olive oil

Foods according to tolerance (Sometimes they are tolerated and other times they are not)


People with irritable bowel can tolerate pasta or can not tolerate it. Patients with this disease should try the level of tolerance to some types of food.

  • Cereals: Foods with a lot of gluten such as pasta, bread, seitan, etc., whole grains.

  • Nuts: walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, peanuts, …

  • Legumes: chickpeas, lentils, beans, beans, peas

  • Quinoa

  • Egg

  • Citrus fruits: orange juice, tangerines, etc

  • Some vegetables: spinach, onion, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower.

* Related information:

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

Article updated on: 22 April, 2019

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