If you read my post about Irritable Bowel Syndrome then you’ll know that I have been suffering for quite some time with horrendous bouts of gas, tummy aches, anxiety and overall just feeling pretty darn shitty (no pun intended).
I’ve been taking probiotics for almost 2 months and have noticed a significant difference in my well being. I no longer feel like my insides are going to drop out of my backside, the noxious gas has subsided and I rarely feel anxious in public toilets. Winning!
I’ve also stopped eating fruit. I’ll have a banana in my morning smoothie but apart from that I stay well away from the sugary goodness we like to associate with being healthy. My boyfriend was telling me that in america, apples take 14 months to get from the tree to the shelf. 14 months!! By that point, it is basically a floury ball of fructose. It’s no wonder I get a tummy ache after eating apples; although I am sure NZ apples don’t take that long to get to the consumer.
So, by cutting out most fruit (fresh and dried) and taking a probiotic every morning after breakfast I feel a whole lot better. I’ve also continued to limit dairy products although consume butter, small amounts of probiotic yoghurt and cheese occasionally.
It is quite incredible how a food group can have such a negative impact on me, even eating dried dates would send my gut into panic mode. I have since removed those from the pantry and made myself some probiotic yoghurt to snack on instead.