According to Dr Simon Smale, consultant physician and gastroenterologist at York Hospitals NHS, and spokesperson and trustee for The IBS Network, before you go in for your second or third serving, you should pause and consider whether you have eaten enough.
As he explained: “Firstly consider whether you really need that extra slice at all, that bloating and discomfort you may feel in significant part relates to the burden of food your gut is being asked to digest.”
Secondly, when you are tucking into your Christmas dinner, think about switching the sprouts and broccoli, which cause wind for some alternatives such as carrots, advised Dr Smale.
As he explained, festive foods like sprouts, stuffing, parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, onions, all contain FODMAPS, (an acronym for fructose, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols).
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