IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and Diet
Is There A Special Diet for Individuals With IBD?
No special eating plan has been proven effective for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). But for some people, changing the foods they eat may help control the symptoms of IBD.
There are no blanket food rules. Changes that help one person with IBD may not relieve symptoms in another. Talk to your doctor and maybe a dietitian about which foods you should and should not be eating. Their suggestions will depend on the part of your intestine that is affected and which disease you have.
Your doctor may suggest some of the following changes:
- Taking specific nutritional supplements, including possibly vitamin and mineral supplements
- Avoiding greasy or fried foods
- Avoiding cream sauces and meat products
- Avoiding spicy foods
- Avoiding foods high in fiber, such as nuts and raw fruits and vegetables
- Eating smaller, more frequent meals
Even though you may have to limit certain foods, you should still aim to eat meals that give you all the nutrients you need.
SOURCE: womenshealth.gov. Inflammatory Bowel Disease.