Though this diet may seem counter intuitive because generally it is healthier to eat unrefined whole foods it is great diet for the flare up stage of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In fact for some it can be just as affective as prednisone.
Refined white breads, buns, bagels, muffins, biscuits, soda crackers, plain melba toast, and plain cereals, white rice, refined pasta and noodles.
AVOID: Bran and whole grains
All juices other than prune juice.
Applesauce without the peel, apricots, banana, cantaloupe, canned fruit, honeydew melons, grapes, peaches and watermelon.
AVOID: dried fruit (prunes, figs, raisins, etc.) and berries
All vegetable juices, potatoes without the skin, tender vegetables that are well cooked such as sprouts, beets, green and yellow beans, carrots, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, bell peppers, squash, zucchini
AV¬OID: Vegetables from the cruciferous family (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale)
Tender meats, fish and eggs that are well cooked.
AVOID: beans and lentils
Refined sugars, ALL nuts and seeds and any foods that may contain nuts and seeds (such as yogurt, breads, etc.). Avoid Dairy and raw foods that are difficult to digest and eat little to no fats.
Dr. Jeda Boughton is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist in Vancouver. She is also a Registered Herbologist and the founder of BodaHealth.