A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetative substance primarily used for flavouring, colouring or preserving food. Sometimes a spice is used to hide other flavors. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are parts of leafy green plants also used for flavouring or as garnish. Spicy is also used to describe foods that produce a feeling of heat on the palate.
Most experts believe that some patients can identify specific foods that trigger your gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly during disease flares. By avoiding your "trigger foods," you may find that your GI symptoms of gas, bloating, abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea are more manageable. At the same time, you will give your inflamed intestines time to heal.
Spice filled foods and "spicy foods" are a very commonly identified trigger and avoiding them may help to reduce symptoms during flares and otherwise.
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