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Four Foods to Reduce Stomach Pain and Diarrhea

by Cindy Gray

Do you, or someone you know, suffer from stomach pain and diarrhea after eating? By adding these four high-fiber foods to your diet, you can begin to feel the benefits almost immediately.

High fiber foods such as barley can help eliminate stomach pain and diarrhea after eating.

Common Causes of  Stomach Pain and Diarrhea after Eating

If your digestive health is causing you pain and discomfort, the most common cause is our modern-day diet. Inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticulitis and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) are the most common causes of stomach cramps and diarrhea. It is worth changing your diet to include these high-fiber foods to help rule out common causes of stomach pain and diarrhea after eating, before seeking a medical opinion.

You can learn more about how to avoid stomach pain and diarrhea after eating in this IVL article on colon health.

Good Sources of Natural Fiber

It’s easy to add more fiber to your diet by adding the following ingredients to your diet. Stir them into your favorite breakfast cereal, sprinkle them on bananas and fresh fruit, add a spoonful on top of yogurt, or adapt your favorite muffin or oatmeal cookie recipe to enjoy them.

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Flaxseed

Flax is grown commercially for polyunsaturated oil. Flaxseed oil is unsuitable for cooking but it makes a great salad dressing and two tablespoons of flaxseed contains 4g dietary fiber. High in omega fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin B6 and folate, flax seeds are highly nutritious. You can learn more in this article about flaxseed  to help avoid stomach pain and diarrhea after eating.

Barley

One cup of barley contains a massive 32g dietary fiber, making it one of the world’s healthiest foods. It helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as countering stomach pain and diarrhea after eating.

Rice Bran

Even higher in fiber, one cup of rice bran contains 60g fiber. It is sourced from the outer layer of the rice grain and is high in antioxidants.

Oat Bran

Oat bran delivers 14g fiber per cup. It is a good source of protein and iron and is low in sodium and cholesterol.

Armed with this knowledge, there’s no reason to suffer from stomach pain and diarrhea after eating. By improving your digestive process your whole body will benefit from increasing your intake of fiber for a healthier you. 

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