Crohn's Disease Diet
Important dietary measures for Crohn's include:
- Eat quality fats: use virgin olive oil and other unsaturated, low-cholesterol fats
- Increase omega-3 fatty acids in the diet.
- Eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein: limit your fat intake to 20 or 30 percent, but don't substitute simple carbohydrates for fat
- Avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead
- Limit iron intake: too much iron can increase atherosclerosis
- Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Eat potassium rich foods such as potatoes, avocados, and bananas.
- Eat more complex carbohydrates, such as starch and fiber. Whole grains and brown rice are good fiber sources. Other sources include:
- Check with your doctor about supplementing your diet with B vitamins. Some people may benefit from these supplements.
- Avoid caffeine
- Maintain a normal body weight
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