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Diet and Nutrition Tips for Ulcerative Colitis Patients


Many folks who suffer from Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have different triggers for flare-ups. While there’s no single diet that will work for every patient, also keep in mind that as your colitis develops over time, you may also develop different nutritional needs and food triggers.

A food diary is a great tool to help you record and keep track of foods that work (i.e., low fat vs. high fat dairy) and don’t work (i.e., spicy foods, caffeine, carbonated drinks, high fiber foods, alcohol, refined sugar), as well as cooking methods (i.e., steaming vs. frying) and meals (i.e., small vs. large meals) that will help you visit the bathroom less frequently…

 

1. Fluids to Stay Hydrated

According to research from WebMD, staying hydrated is one of the most important aspects of a colitis sufferer’s diet. After all, ulcerative colitis flare-ups put you at dangerous risk of becoming dehydrated.

Focus on a diet filled with easily digestible fluids—such as water infused with a squeeze of real fruit, soup broth, and even fresh smoothies as a meal replacement when your body can’t handle solid foods. Think of fluids as a great method for infusing your body with much-needed nutrients.

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