What to Eat if You Have Crohn's Disease

How to Eat a Low-Fiber Diet


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Cut back on fiber

by Tammy Worth

It seems like the opposite of a healthy diet. Who tries to eat less fiber? People with Crohn's disease, that's who.

That's because roughage, which stimulates the bowels, is great for healthy people, but not for those with cramps and diarrhea due to Crohn's.

A diet low in fiber and residue (residue is any indigestible portion of food including fiber, skins, seeds, and hulls), may ease symptoms in Crohn's.

Here are 9 tips for eating a low-fiber diet. (Although your doctor may recommend a diet that is more or less strict, depending on your circumstances.)

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