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What to Eat if You Have Crohn's Disease

13 Best Foods for Crohn’s Disease

Here are 13 foods that should be easy on your digestion. However, the right Crohn's diet is highly individual—so use trial and error to see what works for you.
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Papaya

People with Crohn’s may think they should avoid fruit, but even during a flare, tropical fruits like bananas are an easy-to-digest, nutritious option.

“Mango and papaya are super-high in nutrients and very, very easy to digest,” Dalessandro says.

Papaya contains an enzyme, papain, which helps your body digest proteins; this butter-soft fruit is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and potassium, and is available year-round. Cantaloupe is a good choice too.

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