If you struggle with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, then you already know that the foods you eat can make your symptoms better or worse. For IBD maintenance, eating a healthy and balanced diet is crucial. But during those unexpected, occasional flare-ups you may need to restrict certain food groups such as raw vegetables and dairy products.
In this UHSM video from May 2013, senior gastroenterology dietitian Lisa Hardy, from the University Hospital of South Manchester, U.K., provides two different diets for IBD patients. The first is a regular balanced diet for well patients, the second is a plain restricted diet to help you through flares.
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