Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause inflammation throughout the gastrointestinal tract, including the intestines. People with Crohn’s can experience flare ups, which means the symptoms are present. When a person experiences little to no symptoms, this means that the disease is in remission.
Even though there is no cure for Crohn’s disease, there are many different treatments that can help people stay in remission, including changing up their diet. Certain foods can either help symptoms improve or cause flare ups. A good diet for someone with Crohn’s should be high in nutrients, including fiber, protein, calcium, probiotics, fruits and vegetables. Some quick healthy snack ideas can be hard boiled eggs, fruit, hummus, guacamole, soup, peanut butter banana smoothie, a can of tuna or salmon with crackers.
Some foods and drinks that can trigger flare ups can be alcohol, caffeine, dairy, sugary foods, high fat foods, spicy foods, and sugar alternatives such as artificial sweeteners. It is important for people with Crohn’s disease to watch what they eat and avoid any foods that can cause flare ups.
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