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Diet Chart For Ulcerative Colitis, IBD & Crohn's Diseases

These are inflammatory bowel disorders which involving the mucosa and sub mucosa of the large intestine. Symptoms of ulcerative colitis, IBD, Crohn's are bleeding, mucous and difficulty in passing stools. Intake of an unbalanced diet and heredity play huge role to cause ulcerative colitis, IBD, Crohn's. Low – fat, Low – fiber diet is recommended for IBD patients because it prevents bleeding while passing stool. This diet is also helpful to prevent ailments like diarrhea, crohn's disease, and cramps. High – fiber diet can increase bowel movements, cramping and bloating. Food rich in fat can trigger symptoms of ulcerative colitis and it takes long time for digestion. Avoid raw fruits and vegetables as they are rich in fiber.

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Milk, Cheese, Tea, Butter, Ice Cream and all others

Buttermilk can be consumed, if it suits you. It is preferred to take thick Fresh Curd than Buttermilk. Avoid Sour Curd / Yogurt

Thick Fresh Curd / Yogurt

Soy Milk Or Almond Milk – In less quantity

Cow ghee



All Citrus Fruits like Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tomato, Pineapple, and Mango

Bananas can be consumed in more quantity (4-6 per day Prefer Steamed Fruits)

Apple, Sapodilla Plum, Pear, Ripened Papaya (All in Moderate Qty.)

Bael fruit, Watermelon, Muskmelon (All in Small Qty.)



Peas, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Brinjal, Lady finger, Taro root, Garlic and Ginger

Potato, Beans, Bottle Gourd, Ridge Gourd, Ash Gourd, Sponge Gourd, Round Gourd, Turnip, Carrot



Kidney Beans, Black Eyed Beans, Chickpeas, Bengal Gram / Black Gram, Pearl Millet, Sorghum, Black Lentils, Red Lentils, Yellow Lentils

Split Moong dal with skin removed, All Types of Millets, Rice, Plain Dosa with Little Oil, Idli, Uttapam - Non-Spicy



Dates, Raisins, Cashew Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachio and Groundnuts

Soaked and Peeled Nuts



Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Cod Liver Oil

Mustard Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Oregano oil, Olive Oil



Red Chilli, Cloves, Asafetida

Black Pepper, Turmeric



All Non-Vegetarian Food including Beef, Pork, Chicken, Fish, etc.

Only Egg White (limited qty.)



Triphala, Aloe Vera Juice, Pickles, Sweets, Tamarind and Psyllium Husk, Soft/Cold drinks, Junk/Fast foods, Savory, Packaged, Processed, Fried and Bakery Products, Alcohol

Corn Flour Bread, Wheat Chapati, Fox Tail with Kodo Millets Chapati

Decoction of Pomegranate peel

Overnight Soaked Almonds

Tragacanth Gum

Herbal Juices for UC / IBD / Crohn’s Patients

  • Fresh Pomegranate Juice – 50ml daily, Coconut Water, Rose Petals Juice, Marigold
  • Flower Juice, Dalbergia / Sheesham Leaves juice, Coriander Leaves Juice 50ml
  • Consume, if easily available
  • Fresh Coriander & Mint Leaves properly Cleansed and Washed - 5 to 10 leaves or 10ml
  • juice per day
  • Decoction of Fennel seeds, Cumin seeds, and Coriander seeds

Other Recommendations for UC / IBD / Crohn’s Patients

  • Food items not mentioned in this diet chart can be consumed in moderation.
  • As per Ayurveda, all diseases are caused due to imbalance of the tridoshas. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) / IBD / Chron's Disease is due to an imbalance of Pitta Dosha, so it is better to avoid taking Sour (Amla), Salty (Lavan), and Pungent (Katu) Tastes and Sweet (Madhur), Bitter (Tikta), and Astringent (Kashaya) Tastes can be consumed in moderation.
  • As a General, all kinds of artificial, packed, industrial, and processed food items should be avoided.
  • Behavior plays an important role in preventing diseases, so keep yourself away from negative thoughts, anger, greed, and Ego.

Things in this Diet Chart May Vary Patient to Patient due to the Associated Health Issues, so Better to Consult Our Ayurveda Experts for Better Results.

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