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14 Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis
Corn and mushrooms
It's hard to digest corn or mushrooms, says Dr. Kane. "We eat it, we chew it, but for the most part, those corn kernels are still going all the way through you whole." This can cause GI irritation and diarrhea in those with ulcerative colitis, so many choose to avoid these during a flare-up.
Dr. Kane recommends that IBD patients follow a low-residue diet while they are experiencing symptoms; this means avoiding anything that won't digest totally, such as corn, mushrooms, roughage like broccoli and cabbage, and small, hard foods like seeds and nuts.
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