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Best food for ulcerative colitis

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Hey guys just want to know what are the best foods for people with ulcerative colitis ? Thank you :)
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  • grahamlittle1
    grahamlittle1 Posts: 7 Member
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    i have suffered from this my self in the past and actually what the others have said is correct in that it is different for every person. There is no one set of things, the bacteria in our stomachs and in our intestines etc is different in every person so there are certain foods that will affect everyone differently. There are common things a nutritionist or doctor might tell you but you need to figure this out yourself. The best thing i can suggest if you insist on doing it on your own is to bring your diet right back to the basics and then try adding different foods, checking your bodies response and then moving on. That way you can come up with a list that is good for you. But most of all, go and see a specialist who can advise you on this properly.
  • grahamlittle1
    grahamlittle1 Posts: 7 Member
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    i should also say that when i had flare ups it was medication that resolved the issue for me not dietary changes.
  • RayFitnessApp
    RayFitnessApp Posts: 14 Member
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    I think there must be an misunderstanding, im just asking about any foods you guys eat if you have UC? So I can give it a try aswell. I know that it is a trail and error because our body is different, which is why I'm asking for any suggestions.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
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    I think you are approaching this wrong. This is not a matter of trying to find foods that help you feel better. It’s about avoiding foods that make you feel worse. Trying foods that worked for someone else might be very wrong for you. Because of the nature of your condition you are going to have a very personal very short list of safe foods.
  • RayFitnessApp
    RayFitnessApp Posts: 14 Member
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    I already have a short list of foods , I'm only asking if you would like to share any suggestion , if you can't then it's fine.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
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    What is your short list? I might have some novel ideas on how you can prepare them.
  • RayFitnessApp
    RayFitnessApp Posts: 14 Member
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    Foods I currently have : egg whites , peanut butter , qinuoa , chicken , fish/tuna , avocado , walnuts, sweet potatoes
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
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    If you can tolerate quinoa you might also try buckwheat. How about couscous?

    There are thousands of combinations you can make with egg whites.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
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    If you can eat sweet potatoes try also butternut squash, acorn squash, and pumpkin.

    Try baking half an acorn squash with a filling of chopped walnuts and quinoa.
  • huibrelm
    huibrelm Posts: 1 Member
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    Research the specific carbohydrate diet. I have two kids with IBD. They both are dairy free but scd does allow dairy. Have to personalize what works for you.
  • RayFitnessApp
    RayFitnessApp Posts: 14 Member
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    Thanks guys appreciate the advice :)
  • pzarnosky
    pzarnosky Posts: 256 Member
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    Check out Nutrtitionfacts.org and search for Ulcerative Colitis :)
  • AudreyJDuke
    AudreyJDuke Posts: 1,092 Member
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    Great advice, helpful for a friend of mine so thanks!
  • katijjaa
    katijjaa Posts: 34 Member
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    I'm not sure about best food but from personal family experience, avoid coffee and spicy food. Also monitor how your body feels about milk, yoghurt, cauliflower and cabbage. Good luck!
  • RayFitnessApp
    RayFitnessApp Posts: 14 Member
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    I'm trying to reach 2650 calories per day , so far I'm only reaching 1500 .