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What are some eating tips for people with Crohn's disease?

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Eating tips for people with Crohn's disease:

  • Eat small meals or snacks every few hours rather than three large meals a day.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other fluids.
  • When you’re not having a flare-up, focus on eating a wide variety of healthy foods.
  • To be sure you get enough nutrients, ask you doctor about taking a multivitamin.
  • If you have little appetite or trouble eating solid foods, try drinking liquid nutritional supplements.
  • After a flare-up, slowly add back the foods you have avoided and boost your calories and protein to help make up for what you may have missed.

SOURCES:

American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Eiden, K. , May 2003. Practical Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: "Treatment of Crohn's Disease."

UCSF Medical Center: "Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Treating Children and Adolescents" and "Living with Crohn's Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diarrhea."

American Dietetic Association: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 19, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Eiden, K. , May 2003. Practical Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: "Treatment of Crohn's Disease."

UCSF Medical Center: "Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Treating Children and Adolescents" and "Living with Crohn's Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diarrhea."

American Dietetic Association: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 19, 2018

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