According to Dr. Simon Smale, consulting physician and gastroenterologist at the Hospitals of York NHS, and spokesperson and administrator of The IBS Network, before entering your second or third portion, you should pause and consider whether you have eaten enough.
As he explained: "First, consider if you really need that extra portion, that the swelling and discomfort that you may feel is largely related to the food load your intestines are asked to digest."
Second, when you are having dinner at your Christmas dinner, consider changing the sprouts and broccoli, which cause wind for some alternatives such as carrots, Dr. Smale advised.
As he explained, festive foods such as sprouts, stuffing, parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, onions, all contain FODMAPS, (an acronym for fructose, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols).
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