3. Eat ginger
Many sufferers of IBS take ginger daily, claiming it helps to ease symptoms such as constipation and excess gas. The root has anti-inflammatory effects and it’s believed it may help to reduce IBS symptoms by stopping inflammation in the gut. Research backs this up, with one 2020 study finding that ginger supplementation helped to inhibit a proinflammatory reaction that caused diarrhoea in rats, while another study discovered that taking ginger daily improved symptoms of IBS by 25%.
Ginger root is highly affordable and it’s easy to pick some up from almost any supermarket or grocery store. You can also get it in supplement form or you can drink ginger root tea, as a tasty alternative to caffeine. Ginger tea has a pleasantly spicy tang and as it has a warming and stimulating effect on the body too, it will help to encourage bowel movements if you regularly suffer from constipation.