Please suggest a diet for a person suffering from Crohn's disease.
Hello, my wife who's had a colectomy about 3 months ago and is diagnosed with Crohn's disease. she has got a lot of contradictory information about her diet. The last recommendation from the doctor has been "she can eat anything". I have tried to find some recommendations for a diet for people with Crohn's disease, but haven't found something useful, so I'm asking here: Will a diet make a difference for people with Crohn's? Regardless of the diet is it "normal" for people with Crohn's to eat things like hamburgers, etc? Is there any good recommendation for a Crohn's diet?
Please suggest!!! ThankYou!!
@lagher Hello, Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system. Inflammation can affect any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the back passage, but most commonly occurs in the last section of the small intestine (ileum) or the large intestine (colon). Here is food that she can include and avoid in her diet.
Foods to include- rice, potatoes, cornmeal, oatmeal, steamed or well-cooked vegetables, cucumbers, bell peppers, bananas, cantaloupe, eggs, tofu, and other soy products
Foods to avoid- insoluble fiber, found in fruit and vegetable skins, seeds, dark leafy vegetables, and whole-wheat products, pass through the digestive tract intact. apples with skins, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, artichokes, cherries, butter, and beverages like coffee, black tea, and full-fat dairy products
Diet can play a crucial role in overall Crohn’s management, but it’s a multi-factorial, complex disease. It often requires many supporting treatment methods, not just diet alone. Thanks!