Foods and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Sarah Holvik, Nutritionist, discusses Foods and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Sarah Holvik, Nutritionist, discusses Foods and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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Featuring Sarah Holvik, B.Sc.
, Foods and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Duration: 1 minute, 2 seconds

There are a number of foods that are beneficial with people with inflammatory bowel diseases, which include Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.

For general management of inflammatory bowel diseases, what we recommend is a high fiber diet, which includes lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and lean protein sources.

For people experiencing flare-ups of these diseases, we recommend a low-fiber diet, and this includes less fruits and vegetables, steaming whatever vegetables you are eating, avoiding raw nuts, seeds, legumes and beans, avoiding gas-producing vegetables such as broccoli or cabbage and increasing the lean protein in your diet.

For people who don't think they're getting enough anti-inflammatory properties in their food, supplements can help. If you have questions you can contact your local doctor, pharmacist, or registered dietitian.

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Holvik, Nutritionist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Nutritionist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.