Among the foods that tire the colon are:
Legumes Legumes are a rich source of protein and fiber, as some legumes such as beans can increase gas and flatulence in some people; This would tire the colon and increase the chance of constipation.
Processed foods Some processed foods contain additives or preservatives that irritate the colon, and these foods are often fried and high-fat, such as potatoes, or pre-frozen meals.
Garlic and onions Garlic and onions are foods that are widely used in food preparation, as it is difficult for the intestines to absorb and digest, and eating raw garlic and onions leads to bloating, gas, and cramps, which tire the colon.
Insoluble fiber Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains contain fiber. Insoluble fiber causes diarrhea in some people. Soluble fiber can be eaten instead of insoluble fiber. Foods that contain soluble fiber are convenient for the colon. Such as oats and barley, root vegetables such as carrots, fruits such as berries, mangoes, oranges, and grapefruits, and legumes such as peas.
Caffeine-containing beverages Caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee stimulate the intestines and thus cause diarrhea, and soda and energy drinks contain caffeine, which negatively affects people with colon problems.
Useful foods for colon patients include:-
Fruits: including bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapes, oranges, kiwis, and strawberries.
Vegetables: especially carrots, eggplant, green beans, spinach and sweet potatoes.
Calcium sources: Milk is one of these sources, as the natural bacteria in it can help relieve colon symptoms.
Milk is lactose-free: such as rice, soy, almond, or oat milk.
Fat-free foods: Eating foods rich in fat may lead to many health problems such as obesity, and IBS symptoms increase when eating foods that contain a large amount of fat, as they do not contain fiber or contain a small percentage, which leads to constipation.
Gluten-free foods: Gluten can irritate the intestines, especially for those who suffer from gluten sensitivity with IBS, which worsens the symptoms, so you should avoid eating barley and wheat and replace them with gluten-free products.
Soluble fiber: This fiber expands the digestive system, reducing irritation during transport and digestion of food, and promotes bowel movement, which reduces constipation.
Water: You should drink eight glasses of water a day, as water facilitates digestion and prevents dehydration and constipation, in addition to cleansing the colon.