Ulcerative Colitis - Diet

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What dietary or lifestyle changes have you made after your diagnosis of ulcerative colitis?

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Are there special dietary requirements for persons with ulcerative colitis?

Although it seems plausible that a specialized diet might benefit patients with ulcerative colitis, there is actually no evidence to support treatment with dietary modification. Despite extensive research, no diet has been found to slow progression, treat, or cure the disease. It is recommended that patients stay on a balanced, healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meats, beans, fish, eggs, nuts. Patients should also try to limit foods with saturated fats high cholesterol. During flare-ups, patients should continue to eat as tolerated. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America recommends a bland diet with soft food during a flare including hot cereals, boiled eggs, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, canned or cooked vegetables to minimize discomfort.

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Comment from: AJ, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I don't eat fried foods, limit my sugar/candy intake, and try to create lower stress levels.

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Comment from: John, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 23

After my diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, I take no dairy, no red meat, no hard liquor, no raw fruit or vegetables; apple sauce is good and most of all walking or any light movement. Good luck.

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