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Crohn's Disease Diet

  • Synopsis: Published: 2009-02-28 - The role of diet and nutrition is very significant for sufferers of Crohns disease. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Sally Anne.
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The role of diet and nutrition is very significant in Crohn's disease. A proper diet is important in addition to medical therapies for maintaining and correcting any nutritional deficiencies and for reducing disease activity.

The role of diet and nutrition is very significant in Crohn's disease. A proper diet is important in addition to medical therapies for maintaining and correcting any nutritional deficiencies and for reducing disease activity.

Just like everyone else, people with Crohn's disease need to take in enough protein, calories, vitamins, minerals such as calcium, iron, and zinc, and other nutrients to stay healthy.

People with Crohn's may have increased nutritional requirements to make up for the nutrients they lose. Generally, the patient is advised to have a nutritious, well-balanced diet, with adequate proteins and calories. Crohn's disease is a tough condition to deal with and to add to your frustrations you may have to do away with your favorite dishes if your doctor advises so.

Some Crohn's disease friendly recipes that patients may try out include banana bread, lactose free pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, soy cheese and macaroni, banana muffins, mashed potato and meat casserole, almond crusted chicken, barbecued chicken, chicken sausage, roasted chicken, pot roast, butternut squash soup, grilled turkey breast, microwave broccoli, oven French fries and raspberry ring. You can come across delicious, easy to prepare low-fiber and non-dairy recipes for those with Crohn's disease in most magazines as well as the Internet.

There are no foods known to essentially injure the bowel. However, during an acute stage of the Crohn's disease, bulky foods, milk, and milk products may add to diarrhea and cramping.

Diet may have to be restricted based on the symptoms or complications. Patients with strictures should try to avoid recipes high in fiber content. Patients should keep away from recipes that they know would bother them and seek specific recommendations from their physician.

Instead of eating heavy meals, patients should eat small meals throughout the day. Many nutrition counselors recommend that patients with Crohn's disease eat five or six half-sized meals a day. This should be done evenly at regular intervals and probably the last meal should be consumed at least three hours prior to bedtime. In addition to eating sufficiently, you also need to drink adequate fluids to keep your body well hydrated.






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