Eating Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Last Updated on August 28, 2022 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Raw vegetables are a guarantee of health and their gives a refreshing feeling. They make up for the deficiency of salts in the body as well as a huge source of essential ingredients like iron and other trace mineral with a lot of fibers etc. Use of raw vegetables from young to older is advised. [1]Nutritional Quality and Health Benefits of Vegetables: A Review (

Use of vegetables in IBS

Individuals who have IBS can eat vegetables but some are selected. There are vegetables in which broccoli, cabbage and Cauliflowers are notable they can eat. That is, such a patient cannot eat all the vegetables like a normal person but can eat cabbage and cauliflower only in salad.

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How does broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower benefit in IBS?

Cabbage is used as a salad and is a healthy vegetable. Similarly cauliflower is also used as food and curry. When it comes to the use of cauliflower and cabbage, it is very useful in IBS. Their use reduces IBS symptoms. Because they have a high amount of fiber which makes it easier for food to pass through the digestive system and patients feels some kind of relaxed belly. But the condition is Cabbage and cauliflower can be used as salads only. [2]Addressing the Role of Food in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptom Management (

How cabbage can cause damage in IBS

If IBS patients use cooked cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli or as a curry and use more red pepper inside the curry, there are chances of showing signs of IBS immediately. These symptoms are mainly due to this red chilli as it is inserted inside the curry. If faced with such a situation, you can use hot water bottle, dates with warm water, use the doctor’s instructions and wait for the material to be removed from the body.

Written By:

  • Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Reviewed By:

  • Dr. Muhammad Khan Malik
  • Syeda Noor-ul-Ain Naqvi

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