25 Best Foods for Crohn's and Colitis
When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis I had NO IDEA what to eat. So, I pretty much ate whatever I wanted, which included frequently consuming my favorite foods, fried chicken and ice cream.
While going to school for nutrition and becoming a registered dietitian I drastically changed my diet and saw significant improvements in my health including reduced symptoms. Not everyone will have the same experience as I did but consuming a wide variety of nutritious foods can only help you feel better. I know everyone has different foods they can/can’t tolerate, but that’s why I developed a quick list of foods frequently tolerated by my clients. Know that these foods may not be right for you but these are tolerated by most of my clients. Ask your doctor or dietitian if these foods might be good for you.
Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnose, or treat medical diseases. It is strictly for informational purposes. Prior to undertaking any change in treatment or diet seek the advice of your physician.This blog post does not replace individualized medical nutrition therapy or medical advice.
1. Lean chicken breast & ground chicken breast
2. Lean turkey breast & ground chicken breast
3. Fish (such as cod, tilapia, & bass)
4. Fatty fish (such as salmon, halibut, & tuna)
5. Firm tofu
6. Nut/seed butters
7. Nut/seed meals
8. Potatoes (especially cooked then cooled),rainbow potatoes
10. Rice pasta
11. Gluten free oats
12. Carrots, rainbow carrots
13. Sweet potatoes/yams
14. Peeled cucumbers
15. Blended or cooked spinach
17. Yellow squash
18. Butternut squash
19. Spaghetti squash
22. Unsweetened applesauce or peeled & baked apples
23. Blended blueberries
24. Olive oil
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