Being ill is never a nice experience. But there is a list of diseases which you can’t cure, and all that is left is to get used to them or try to lessen the negative impact of them in your everyday life.
Crohn’s disease is one of the chronic diseases some people have to put up with. Since it affects your bowels, you need to monitor carefully what you eat. Otherwise, pain, indigestion, and diarrhea are inevitable.
Even though it is mostly personal, and you do undergo a lot of trials and mistakes there are still ways to help you establish healthy eating habits which will help you deal with the disease in a way without feeling left out and unable to enjoy your life.
#1. First and foremost you need to consult a dietitian so that he helps you to find a proper path and strategy.
#2. Once you have a strategy in mind, it is best to put it all down so that there is no way anything will slip your mind. What is more, once you keep track of what you eat you can easily eliminate the food that does not suit you.
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#3. Pay attention to the portion. It is best to eat less but more frequently to avoid unnecessary pressure on your digestive system.
#4. Stay away from grease.
#5. Reduce your fiber intake.
#6. If you notice that dairy affects your digestion, then you should better eliminate it from your menu.
#7. Avoid all the food that is difficult to digest such as corn, beans, and stringy vegetables like raw celery and broccoli.
#8. Pay attention to the way you cook, try to make your food so that it is as easy to digest as possible.
#9. Stay well hydrated no matter what.
#10. Get more sodium and potassium.
#11. Do not give up on protein. Eat meat but make sure that your portion is small.
#12. Do not give up on spices as well, but use them moderately.
#13. Try planning a liquid diet with your doctor for a change and some temporary peace.
#14. Do not forget about the supplements and vitamins
#15. Last but not least, when there is a flare-up – enjoy all the food that makes you happy!
The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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