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How does diet affect Crohn's disease?

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Take note of any foods that affect your bowel problems. Your diet doesn't cause Crohn's, but some dishes can make symptoms worse. You may need to avoid high-fiber foods like seeds, nuts, popcorn, corn, and raw fruits and vegetables, as well as spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Keep a food and symptom diary to help you track what causes problems so that you can skip those items. Ask your doctor about working with a registered dietitian. She'll review your food diary to decide if you're eating a balanced diet. She can also help you plan meals so you get all the nutrients you need and can enjoy food that tastes great.

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Find a Specialist or Treatment Center," "Living With Crohn's Disease," and "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Find a Specialist or Treatment Center," "Living With Crohn's Disease," and "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

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