Eat Better

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.

Crohn's Power Foods

Food has a direct impact on the severity of your Crohn’s symptoms. Here’s a list of 10 foods to incorporate in your diet for easy digestion during a flare-up.

Eating in Public Places with Crohn’s

For some Crohn’s patients, eating out in public may seem like a daunting task. Get useful tips on eating out with Crohn's disease.

Avoiding Calcium Deficiency with Crohn’s

Calcium is important for the body, especially for those suffering from Crohn's disease, but dairy can be a problem for Crohn's patients.

Low-Residue Diet for Crohn’s

With the right diet, Crohn’s patients may see remission. Learn about the low-residue diet, what it entails, and how it may help Crohn's patients.

Nutritional Formula Taste Tests

Since many Crohn's patients use liquid diets, Healthline put the competition side-by-side to see which tastes the best.

Crohn’s Disease and Dairy

Learn about ways to incorporate dairy into your diet, even if your Crohn's disease has you staying away from dairy.

Popular Crohn's Disease Articles

Crohn’s Nutrition Guide

Good nutrition is important for managing Crohn's. Learn what foods to avoid and foods to keep in your diet as you deal with Crohn's disease.

Crohn’s Disease and Probiotic Yogurt

Learn about how natural bacteria, or probiotics, in yogurt could help mitigate the symptoms of Crohn's disease.

Liquid Diet and Crohn’s

Could the liquid diet help treat symptoms of Crohn's disease? We've got the facts for you.

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet vs. a Low-fiber With Low-residue Diet

Learn how several diets, including the specific carbohydrate diet and the low-fiber diet, may help Crohn's patients.

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