Chron’s disease affects everyone differently, which means there is no kind of hard and fast rules about what foods to eat or to avoid. The effective way to shore up your chron’s diet is by evaluating your own experience with foods.
To identify foods that can trigger your chron’s symptoms is by keep tracking of your meals in a food diary and then start eliminating the foods that you can’t tolerate. Next, Find nutrient-rich foods that you can digest in a better way.
The Best Smoothies For People With Chron’s
Oatmeal is a best source of soluble fiber, which may help in order to reduce diarrhea by absorbing the water in the gut and delaying the emptying of the intestines. insoluble fiber, on the other hand, can also irritate the intestines. Found in some vegetables, wheat bran, and whole grains which is more difficult to digest because it goes through the body faster.
2) Salmon fillets
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids which aid to decrease inflammation. This fatty fish also consist of potassium which helps your body to keep up fluid balance when you have a flare. Salmon is also easy to make and can be prepared in various ways that include broiled, poached, grilled, or baked. Just be mindful when adding sauces that may contain ingredients that are harder to digest or also have the possibility to cause irritation like sugar or certain spices.
Avocados are filled with healthy fat, vitamin B, and vitamin E which contain both soluble and digest than many other sources of fiber. Cut the fruit and scoop the avocado out of the skin and then add a few slices to white bread.
4) Fresh vegetables juices
Vegetables are important sources of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals but many vegetables have insoluble fiber. You can still get most of the nutritional benefits of veggies by making fresh vegetable juice at your home. The indigestible fiber is removed but the vitamins and minerals remain. Try juicing carrots, beets, apples, and other fresh produce.
5) Mashed potatoes
Another good source of potassium is potatoes where the mashed potatoes are an easy food to induce after a flare. You can also try baking or boiling the potatoes but also make sure you avoid the skins, which are harder to digest as they contain insoluble fiber. You can also try pairing skinless potatoes with salmon for dinner.
When you have inflammation or you are recovering from a flare then you may need an extra protein that contains the amino acids, used by the body to perform a number of functions including the cell growth and repair of tissue. Eggs are an easily digestible form of protein. Eggs can be prepared in many ways such as hard-boiled and unless you are adding extra ingredients to the pan, any of these methods should be easy on your gut.
7) Grilled chicken breasts
Another good choice of protein is skinless chicken because other proteins like red meat, are higher in fat and more difficult to digest. When preparing a chicken, beware of marinades that may have spices or sugar that is difficult for you to digest. Portion size is also important as a good portion size for chicken is 3 ounces about half of the small chicken breasts.
8) Smoothies with the pineapple juice
Smoothies are another great way to enjoy the nutritional benefit of fruits as well as vegetables without consuming the seeds and skin that can be so hard on the digestive system. As an example, rather than opting for strawberries, choose smooth, fleshy fruits such as papaya and also bananas. Adding pineapple juice which contains bromelain, a phototherapeutic agent, has long been recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties.
9) Baked apple desert
Sometimes you just want something sweet because baked apples make for a healthy dessert while providing an easier-to-digest source of fiber when prepared without the skins. Once apples are peeled off, the remaining fiber is soluble so it is gentler on your digestive system. Raw fruits are hard to digest but peeling the skin and baking the fruit makes them softer. The good option is unsweetened applesauce.
Calcium deficiency is a common cause for people with the chron’s disease. To meet the recommended daily value, aim for three to four servings of calcium-rich foods every day. If you can tolerate a dairy, then have the live culture yogurt because it has the added benefit of probiotics or good bacteria which can aid in the recovery of the intestines. Non-dairy sources of calcium include fortified orange juice and also soy milk, tofu, salmon, etc.