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Crohn’s Disease Diet: 7 Gut-Soothing Foods to Eat

For those with Crohn’s disease, deciding what to eat each day can be challenging. Many foods that are considered nutritious staples in most people’s diets can cause the intestines of those with Crohn’s—most often the small intestine—to become inflamed. According to WebMD, this makes it “hard to digest and absorb key nutrients from food,” which can lead to issues such as malnutrition, diarrhea and lack of appetite.

Fortunately, there are certain others foods are easy on the digestive system and can help to soothe these symptoms when they occur. Here is a list of seven foods that those with Crohn’s disease should consider eating as part of their regular diet or while experiencing flare-ups.

1. Almond Milk

As many people with Crohn’s disease also suffer from lactose intolerance, dairy alternatives such as almond milk can be a good source of nutrients. Oftentimes, this plant-based milk is fortified with calcium, offering as much as regular milk. It typically contains vitamin D and E as well, and unsweetened varieties are particularly low in calories.

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