1. Garlic. Great at supporting the number of healthy bacteria already within the stomach, garlic is also a good source of inulin which helps to maintain optimal levels of good cholesterol.
2. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. Rich in the antioxidant Polyphenol, which is good at rejuvenating cells, it's one of the most versatile and easiest foods to incorporate into your diet, whether as a dip, dressing, ingredient or cooking oil.
3. Jerusalem Artichoke. Neither an artichoke nor originating from Jerusalem, they are actually an Italian variety of sunflower and are one of the very best sources of inulin with a 50g serving supplying the daily recommended amount of 8 - 10g.
4. Apples. Fibre-dense naturally sweet treats, an apple's skin is rich in pectin which acts as a soluble dietary fibre source, helping to keep you regular.
5. Yogurt. Probiotic-rich yogurt, fermented drinks such as Kefir and unpasteurized milk and cheese contain live bacteria which helps to maintain healthy digestion and are also known to aid IBS.