Unfortunately, if you have Crohn’s disease, a great diet that keeps you well nourished is not the cure. However, it can help you minimize the pain and you give your body the best chance to improve digestion. With that thought in mind, here are the top foods that should be part of any Crohn’s diet:
- Almond milk: those with Crohn’s disease are typically lactose intolerant so milk is a no-no. Fortunately, almond milk is a suitable alternative. It contains no saturated fat or cholesterol and has vitamins D and E.
- Eggs: the diet of a Crohn’s disease sufferer can be tricky to put together. Eggs make the job easier; they provide a powerful protein punch and plenty of other nutrients too. They are also served in a variety of ways – scrambled, boiled or poached to name a few.
- Oatmeal: this food is perfect for Crohn’s sufferers, even on their worst days. Oatmeal does not place as much strain on the digestive system and is rich in nutrients.
- Vegetable soup: it can be scary to eat vegetables when you have Crohn’s disease. However, a vegetable soup puree is the perfect answer. Parsnips, carrots, butternut squash, and pumpkins are all fine, even if you’re experiencing a flare-up.
These are all great options for improving your digestion on Crohn’s disease. Check out our Digestion page for more tips on improving your digestive health.