Irritable bowel syndrome: THIS 9p vegetable could reduce diarrhoea and ...

IBS symptoms carrotsGETTY ImagesIrritable Bowel Syndrome's symptoms could be reduced by eating more carrots

IBS is a condition of the digestive system, which can cause stomach cramps, diarrhoea and constipation.

It could be caused by an oversensitivity to some digestive nerve signals, or by digestion being too quick, or taking too long.

But, eating more carrots could reduce some of the symptoms of IBS, according to the NHS.

The vegetable is rich in soluble fibre, and could reduce diarrhoea and constipation.

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Carrots are sources of soluble fibre, meaning the fibre dissolves in water.

Soluble fibre stays in the gut longer, which helps the colon work normally.

Eating the vegetables raw was the best way to get all of the nutrients.

Increasing your fibre intake is helpful for a number of intestinal ailments, but immediate results were unlikely. It could take up to a month for symptoms to be eased.

Eating regularly and not missing meals could also help to reduce IBS symptoms.

Only drink three cups of coffee or tea a day, and cut out alcohol and fizzy drinks, the NHS recommended.

IBS stomach painGETTY ImagesAbout one in five people will develop IBS at

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