Health Tip: Help Control Crohn's Symptoms
-- People with Crohn's disease -- a type of inflammatory bowel -- are prone to being malnourished.
The University of Maryland Medical Center offers these suggestions to help people with Crohn's better manage their diet:
- Snack throughout the day on small amounts of food, rather than eating big meals.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Stay away from spicy foods, and stick to bland, softer offerings.
- Steer clear of foods that are high in fiber, such as popcorn, seeds, beans, nuts and bran.
- Don't eat foods that are greasy or fried, and avoid heavy and fattening sauces that contain cream, butter or margarine.
- Restrict milk and dairy products if you are lactose intolerant.
- Limit caffeine and alcohol.
Posted: May 2011