It’s the time of year- my FAVOURITE time of year- when all things pumpkin and squash are out. These seasonal delights are a great source of antioxidants and provide anti-inflammatory benefits which is super important for those with gut issues. For us IBS’ers, pumpkin and squash can be incorporated into our diet without inciting a gut revolt if eaten in the right amounts. Larger servings are deemed to be high FODMAP which can be problematic for those with IBS (Not sure what a FODMAP is? I explain them here). As always, everyone tolerates food differently so you may be able to eat more than what is listed here.
Here’s what is deemed to be tolerated by most people with IBS:
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