Diet Changes That Will Control SIBO Symptoms

SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth can be a nuisance of a condition. The great news is that it can be treated and cured. SIBO is a sign of an underlying health condition and if that condition can be addressed SIBO is much easier to deal with. A breath test is a non-invasive way to find out if you test positive or negative for SIBO.

SIBO Symptoms

  • Flatulence
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach Pain After Eating

Controlling SIBO symptoms through diet isn’t treating or curing the condition but it will ease the symptoms. Having too many bacteria in your gut or having bacteria in areas it shouldn’t be can and will wreak havoc on the entire body if it is left untreated. One of the problems with getting treatment is that SIBO is often misdiagnosed due to the fact that the symptoms match so many other illnesses and diseases. So if you are dealing with any of these symptoms without relief, talk to your doctor about taking a SIBO breath test. 

Foods To Add Or Avoid For Managing SIBO Through Diet

There are a few different diets that are beneficial for treating SIBO symptoms, such a low-carbohydrates diet. A lo carb diet has been proven to treat IBS and any related symptoms. Many people who suffer from IBS actually have SIBO and may not even know it. Since there is evidence backing the use of a low-carbohydrate diet the following lists will be based off of it. 

Foods To Avoid

  • Legumes
  • Artificial Sweeteners (especially those containing polyols)
  • Dairy Products
  • Fructose
  • Fructans (commonly found in foods that contain gluten)
  • High-fructose Corn Syrup
  • Soft Drinks
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Agave Nectar
  • Dried Fruits 
  • Grains
  • Sweetened Cereal
  • Processed Foods

  • You don’t  have to completely give up these foods but it’s a good idea to cut back on them. There are several other foods that should be avoided but the basics are the sugars, dairy, grains, and carbohydrates. It is even good to cut back on the good sugars that come from fruits and vegetables. Talk to your doctor about a diet plan that works best for you.

    Foods To Add

    Nobody likes restrictions when it comes to what they enjoy eating, especially if it’s things that you consume on a regular basis such as soft drinks. Even though there are restrictions there are plenty of delicious foods to add to your diet. There are still many fruits and vegetables you can have.

  • Fruits - blueberries, strawberries, oranges, grapes
  • Carrots
  • Leafy Greens
  • Gluten-free Pasta
  • Gluten-free Bread Products
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Meat 
  • Olives
  • Unsweetened Cereal
  • Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Pumpkin
  • Oatmeal

  • Natural SIBO treatment is available you just have to research it and talk to your doctor about going the natural route for your healing.