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12-14-2017, 05:41 PM   #1
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How Can Diet Help With Crohn’s or Colitis?

Some foods can trigger a Crohn’s or colitis flare-up. Each person is different, so keep a food diary to identify your triggers. For example, some people with inflammatory bowel diseases are also lactose intolerant. Record whether your symptoms increase when you consume dairy products. If you also have celiac disease (see at eMaxHealth), you might need to avoid gluten. Here are some other foods that might cause a problem.

Fried or greasy foods – The fat in fried foods and heavy sauces can’t be fully absorbed in your small intestines.

High fiber foods – For most people, fiber is good. When you have Crohn’s or colitis, avoid them when your symptoms get bad. Eat bread made with refined flour and pasta instead.

Raw nuts and seeds – Nuts can be hard to digest. Instead, choose smooth nut butters like peanut or almond butter. Crackers with nut butter can be a great snack when you are away from home.

Popcorn – Because it’s high in fiber, it can cause a flare-up. When you want something salty and crunchy, try pretzels instead.

Raw fruits and vegetables – These can be tough on your stomach. Try removing the skin from fruits and veggies to reduce the amount of fiber. Most people with Crohn’s and colitis tolerate dried fruits and vegetables well.

Alcohol – It’s everywhere during the holidays, but it can cause painful flare-ups.

When people see the extensive list of what to avoid, they often wonder what’s left. Here are foods to stay nourished without worrying about flare-ups.
  1. Almond milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Salmon and other fish
  5. Vegetable soup
  6. Papaya
  7. Hummus
  8. White meat
  9. Butter lettuce
  10. Avocado

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