Just as no evidence suggests any one particular diet causes Crohn’s disease, it also doesn’t show that a single diet plan is optimal for all Crohn’s patients. However, people with Crohn’s disease will know that certain foods and drinks can aggravate signs and symptoms. This is especially true during a time of increased activity.
Avoiding foods that have caused you trouble in the past may be helpful in reducing symptoms in the future. Not sure what foods are hurting you? Keep a food diary and track what you’re eating, how each food makes you feel, and if eliminating it from your diet reduces symptoms. In a matter of a few days, you will likely be able to pinpoint troublesome foods. Eliminate those from your diet, and if your symptoms decrease, you’ve found the offending foods.
While there is no one-size-fits-all diet plan, there are a few general rules that are helpful for the majority of Crohn’s patients. Browse the articles below to learn more.