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DIET FOR CROHN'S DISEASE

INTRODUCTION

Crohn Disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and irritation affecting the gastrointestinal tract anywhere from mouth to anus. Nutrition is very important for patients and diet should be soft, easy to digest, bland and low-fiber. It can help to reduce the frequency of bowel movements and abdominal cramps. A high-fiber or high-fat diet including whole-grains, whole pulses, fried foods, processed foods, alcohol, Carbonated Beverages can increase flare-up or worsen symptoms like abdominal cramps and pain.

Crohn Disease

DAILY DIET SCHEDULE

EARLY-MORNING

Coriander leaves + Mint leave juice

BREAKFAST

Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Idli / Semolina chila / Toast Brown bread (2 slice) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal / Curd + 2 Eggs (white portion) / Pomegranate juice- 50 ml

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water/ Herbal tea / Green tea / Rose petal juice

LUNCH

Plain chapatti / Makki roti / Boiled Rice/ Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Vegetable + Dal + Curd

EVENING

Herbal tea / Green tea / Rice flakes snack / Marigold juice / Veg Soup (Home-made)

DINNER

Plain chapatti / Makki roti / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia/ Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

TO BE CONSUMED

Whole wheat flour, Semolina, Vermicelli, Broken wheat, Cornmeal, White rice, Rice flakes, Puffed rice, Brown bread.

TO BE AVOIDED

Whole refined flour and products made of it.

PULSES

TO BE CONSUMED

Split Moong Dal only- Split with removed skin. Split chickpeas, Pigeon peas, Yellow lentils

TO BE AVOIDED

Whole pulses like chickpeas, Kidney beans, Black gram dal, Bengal gram dal, Green Moong, Chickpea gram flour, Sorghum, Legumes and soybean

VEGETABLES

TO BE CONSUMED

Carrot, Pumpkin, Bottle-guard, Ridge-guard, Round-guard, Bitter-guard, Turnip, Potato, Radish (if it suits), Capsicum- Boiled, Grilled and stuffed with rice and potatoes

TO BE AVOIDED

Tomato, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Green leafy vegetable, Peas, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Taro roots, Beans, Okra, Spinach, Fenugreek leaves, Mustard leaves

FRUIT

TO BE CONSUMED (WITHOUT SKIN / STEAMED/ BOILED)

Apple, Pear, Papaya, Water melon, Sapodilla plum, Muskmelon, Bael fruit, Banana, Pomegranate juice (without seeds)

TO BE AVOIDED

All citrus fruits like lemon, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, Mosambi, canned fruits.

DAIRY PRODUCTS

TO BE CONSUMED

Low-fat yogurt (fresh), Buttermilk (Can be consumed, if it suits you).

TO BE AVOIDED

Milk, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese, Sour curd, Cheese or Condensed milk

FLESH FOODS

TO BE CONSUMED

Egg white part only, Lean meat, Skinless chicken, Poultry chicken, Grilled or Roasted chicken and fish

TO BE AVOIDED

Fried, Processed or frozen meats, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Egg yolk, Sausages, Mutton, Salami, Bacon, Duck, Goose, Meat pies, Visible fat on meat, Red meat, Organ part like Liver, Kidney and Chest.

SPICES

TO BE CONSUMED

Fennel, Cumin, Coriander, Thyme, Salt (limited)

TO BE AVOIDED

Red chili powder, Peppers, Turmeric, Excess salt, Fenugreek, Cardamom

OILS

TO BE CONSUMED

Cow ghee, Rice bran oil, Mustard oil

TO BE AVOIDED

Unsaturated fats, Cream, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Butter, hydrogenated oil, Soybean oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil, cod liver oil, Flaxseed oil

NUTS AND DRY FRUITS

TO BE CONSUMED

Soaked Almonds (4-5)

TO BE AVOIDED

Cashew nuts, Peanuts, Flax seed, Sesame seed, Pumpkin seed, Raisins, Walnut, Hazelnuts, Prunes, Figs, dried Apricot.

DRINKS

TO BE CONSUMED

Homemade soup, Coconut water, Buttermilk, Sugarcane juice, Carrot juice, Bitter Gourd juice, Herbal Tea, Green tea, Pomegranate juice, Soya milk ( limited) and Almond milk (limited)

TO BE AVOIDED

Alcohol, Carbonated beverages, canned soup, packaged soup and canned fruit juices, caffeinated drinks, Smoothie, Lime water

OTHER FOODS

TO BE CONSUMED

Homemade only, tragacanth gums, Jaggery

TO BE AVOIDED

All bakery products or processed foods, Maggie pasta and noodles, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Tomato Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Spicy foods, Too much salty food, Triphala, Tamarind, Psyllium husk.

DIET TIPS

  • Walk of at least 30 min is recommended.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly
  • Decoction of Pomegranate peel
  • Juice of marigold flowers (20ml), Dalbergia leaves juice (20ml), sugarcane juice mixed with mint leaves (50ml) Rose petal juice (10ml) and fresh pomegranate juice -50 ml. All these juices should be consumed empty stomach twice daily.
  • Do not eat too quickly.

HOME REMEDIES

HERBAL TEA

Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cups.

CORIANDER & MINT

Fresh leaves properly cleaned and washed- 5-10 leaves per day or 10 ml juice

POMEGRANATE DECOCTION

Take peel of pomegranate fruit (1 piece) and boil in one cup of water for about 5 minutes. Drink this decoction twice daily.

 
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