Broth w/ garlic/onions and IBS

Answered on March 14, 2015
Created March 11, 2015 at 7:24 PM


You know how many sources point to garlic and onions as being most egregious for people with IBS and/or other digestive issues?

If I make a bone broth and use garlic and onions, but then strain the solids from each and consume only the liquid, will this have an ill effect on my digestive issues? In other words, is the issue with the solid plant matter or with garlic/onions however they may be consumed?



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on March 14, 2015
at 07:44 PM

Onions and garlic might bother folks with IBS because they are high in??FODMAPs. Unfortunately FODMAPs are water soluble, so??if you make broth with onions or garlic, the broth will contain FODMAPs even if you strain it. However, you can use the green part of scallions to add fravor to your broth - they don't have FODMAPs.


on March 12, 2015
at 04:25 PM

I have wondered about this myself, and when I had eliminated garlic and onions in the past I made my broths without them. ??Eliminating onions especially seemed to help, but like I said I don't know if they would irritate your gut in broth form. However, I found that completely giving up alcohol has all but erased my IBS issues. I now eat both garlic and onions daily without issue.

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