Nuts and seeds are often included in a high fiber diet. However, if you believe that any food, including the ones you asked about, trigger your attacks then avoid these foods. Just make sure to get enough fiber from other foods. High fiber foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, soften stools and help them pass more quickly through your colon. This reduces pressure inside your digestive track. Aim for 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day. An apple or half a cup of spinach, each contain at least 3 grams of fiber. A half-cup of kidney beans contains 8 grams of fiber. Be sure to add fiber slowly to avoid feeling bloated. It is also important to consume water with your high fiber foods.
Regular exercise is also recommended to promote normal bowel function. It is also crucial that you do not delay bowel movements, listen to your body, and respond to bowel urges. Keeping a diet with a consistent balance of soluble and insoluble fiber and liquid will help maintain healthy bowel function.