10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn's Disease

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Nuts

Nuts are nutritious, but when eaten raw, most people with Crohn's won't reap the benefits of their healthy fats and high protein content.

"You can't masticate them enough to get them to a consistency that's really easy for the gut to digest," explains Dalessandro, who is a nutritional advisor to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Like other rough and hard-to-digest foods, she adds, they can further irritate the lining of your gut, worsening your symptoms.

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