Diet For Colitis Food

Diet For Colitis Food
Diet For Colitis Food

Colitis also known as ulcerative colitis is when the bowel becomes swollen and infected causing diarrhea stomach and abdominal pain. Ulcerative colitis is known as irritable bowel syndrome or IBD and requires a special diet in conjunction with medication to reduce symptoms and live a normal healthy life
Drink eight to ten glasses of water per day. This will help flush out your system and allows food to pass through the digestive tract more easily. This will also prevent constipation which can be painful and harmful to the body when the bowels are swollen and irritated. Avoid drinking caffeine including iced tea coffee and caffeinated soft drinks. Do not drink alcohol or sorbitol a sweetener in many diet sodas. Do not drink milk to determine if lactose ailments system. If you experience no change while refraining from drinking milk you and your doctor decide that it’s okay for you to drink milk and other dairy products.
Vegetables and Fiber
When colitis is under control your doctor will recommend that you eat a high-fiber diet with foods like steamed vegetables which seems more tolerable than raw vegetables for most patients. If you experience a flare-up which is when you are experiencing symptoms of colitis the doctor will recommend that you eat a low-fiber diet which includes fruit juice (except prune juice) potatoes without skin green beans cucumber eggplant beets carrots celery eggplant lettuce mushrooms paprika (not hot) squash and zucchini. Avoid eating whole grains but white bread and tea biscuits are fine.
During a flare-up eating a high-protein diet including eggs fish and lean meat such as lean chicken turkey and pork. Your doctor may prescribe protein drinks or milkshakes for you to drink to keep your body healthy without having difficult to digest food in the system. Eat very small frequent meals and eat when you feel hungry. Keep snacks such as eggs or small pieces of lean turkey with you all day.