Diet Guide for Crohn's Disease - The diet for Crohn's Disease is tricky at times. It is hard to tell what is triggering a flare up. What are common trigger foods? How can you work around dietary limitations?
When diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, the dietary recommendations given are quite depressing. There are a number of trigger foods that need to be avoided, especially when experiencing a flare up. The common trigger foods are:
- Red meat and pork
- Raw fruits and vegetables
- Carbonated drinks
- Fried or fatty foods
- Wheat (gluten)
- Spicy food
It is often recommended to go on an elementary, or fluid only, diet for a few days to give the digestive tract a break when dealing with flare ups. Once the symptoms have calmed down, solid foods can slowly be added back into the diet one at a time. This is called an elimination diet because the goal is to find out which foods cause problems and which are safe to eat. If a certain type of food triggers a flare up, it should be eliminated from your diet.
Because Crohn's Disease affects each person differently, finding recipes that are Crohn's friendly is extremely difficult. To work around this obstacle, the cookbook 'What Can You Eat?' includes recipes that are adaptable to various dietary restrictions as well as a growing list of alternative ingredients. This book is to be released in sections, starting with the first part 'Delicious Entrees' coming to Amazon on April 30, 2012.
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