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Crohn’s Disease Diet: 7 Foods to Avoid


Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the small intestine, which WebMD says can make it “hard to digest and absorb key nutrients from food,” often leading to issues such as malnutrition, diarrhea and lack of appetite.

Unfortunately, there is no specific dietary plan that has proven beneficial for everyone with Crohn’s disease, as different parts of the intestine are affected in different people, and also because the disease can change over time. There are, however, several common “trigger foods” that can aggravate the gastrointestinal tract and cause symptoms to occur—including these seven, which may be best avoided.

1. Nuts and Seeds

When consumed in their raw form, nuts offer a great deal of healthy fats and protein. Unfortunately for those with Crohn’s disease, however, they’re also quite challenging for the body to digest. As such, it’s best to stick to smooth nut butters, or avoid nuts altogether.

Seeds can also be problematic for those with Crohn’s disease, as they don’t fully digest when passing through the body, which “can sometimes lead to worsened diarrhea if you’re going through a Crohn’s flare,” says licensed dietitian/nutritionist Kelly Kennedy in speaking with EverydayHealth.com. The source advises avoiding foods that contain a lot of seeds, such as raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, chia, and flax seeds.

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