7 sneaky things that trigger IBS symptoms
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Admit it, you probably drink too much coffee. According to a 2016 study published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, coffee is one of the 10 most commonly reported IBS triggers, thanks to its high caffeine content. Too much caffeine can cause indigestion and cramping, so three cups of coffee or tea a day should be your limit, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The fix: If you’re sleepy during the day, there are plenty of other ways to stay awake and alert, including letting in sunlight, adopting a morning yoga routine… If you drink coffee and tea for the taste, switch to caffeine-free.