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Jennie P
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posted 02-03-1999 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jennie P   Click Here to Email Jennie P     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious whether anyone can and does eat any fruits or vegetables and what kind you can tolerate. Of course, everyone knows that to be healthy, you have to have your fruits and vegetables. For "D" type sufferers, won't this just add fuel to the fire??? I am afraid to eat any fruits or vegetables because of this.

belfor
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posted 02-03-1999 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for belfor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fruits and vegetables are great regulators. If you tend to have d I would start with the low carbohydrate vegetables and a little white rice. Then gradually eat the root vegetables and so on. Fiber is needed whether you have d or c. It is the amount that may have to be different for each one of us. belle

K
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posted 02-03-1999 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have IBS-C&D, but I find that I can tolerate fruits and veggies pretty well. Some of the veggies cause gas, but this is usually prevented by taking a couple Beano pills before I eat. Some people, however, don't do as well with veggies. My advice would be to try them, and if they bother you, don't eat them. If not, go for it!! K

heykate
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posted 02-04-1999 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, Jennie P
I can eat most fruits and vegetables (I still insist that in heaven pizza and ice cream sundaes will take the place of fruits and vegetables) - except peas and beans - the legumes bother me. Cauliflower and broccoli give me gas. If I eat salad too many days in a row - I'm into D. I tolerate veggies better cooked than raw. Apples can pass quickly too. But other than peas and beans, as long as I don't make them my daily diet, I'm OK.

belfor
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posted 02-04-1999 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for belfor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I forgot to mention in my last post that I can eat all vegetables and fruits except those with lots of seeds.I tolerate blue lake string beans very well--they taste better than regular string beans. I stay away from tomatoes but have tomato sauce occasionally. I eat lettuce, but dried beans make my stool too soft and gooey and actually difficult to pass because of that. I notice ice cream constipates but yogurt-plain with a little honey helps. I am basically the C type. belle

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