What Should I Eat? Trigger Foods to Avoid with Crohn’s Disease

What Should I Eat? Trigger Foods to Avoid with Crohn’s Disease
I'll admit it: I'm guilty. Though I know I should avoid some foods that can trigger my Crohn's disease, I sometimes give in to temptation. Firstly, I want to mention that food does not cause Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's is an autoimmune disease and a form of IBD. While primary symptoms relate to the gastrointestinal tract, the condition also has other manifestations throughout the body. Some foods can irritate your digestive system and exacerbate symptoms, leading to a flare. IBD patients have various presentations of the disease, with different areas affected, a wide range of symptoms, and various levels of severity. So, it makes sense that some foods can affect our bodies differently, too. I have found particular foods to be triggers for me, others in the Crohn's community may have different trigger foods. Discuss any dietary changes with your gastroenterologist and healthcare team. Make a list of trigger foods by keeping a food diary containing a record of your meals and symptoms. I suggest eating smaller meals throughout the day, chewing your food well, maintaining an adequate water intake, and drinking slowly. Following are the types of foods that cause me the most problems with Crohn's:

Vegetables (some)

Some vegetables, although healthy for most people, trigger my Crohn's disease. Asparagus, green beans,
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