Ulcerative colitis and diet: Foods to enjoy, foods to avoid?

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Good advisor

As ulcerative colitis is a digestive system disorder, it is only natural that people suffering with it should be careful about their eating habits. Even if there is no scientific proof that a special diet can treat or slow the progression of ulcerative colitis, it is highly recommended to have a well-balanced, healthy diet.

What can you tell us about your personal diet? What kind of food do you prefer? How often do you eat and in what quantities?

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Beginning of the discussion - 19/04/2017

Ulcerative colitis and diet: Foods to enjoy, foods to avoid?


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I don't follow a special diet but I try to eat as healthy as possible. I don't drink alcohol, neither do I drink any sodas and such. No fat oily food neither, caus it makes my symptoms worse. Other thatn that, nothing special.

Ulcerative colitis and diet: Foods to enjoy, foods to avoid?


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When I have a  flare up i follow an scd diet it helps me get back on track 

Ulcerative colitis and diet: Foods to enjoy, foods to avoid?


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I am currently trying to heal my body by following the Fodmap diet and am gluten free and dairy free. The improvement is marked. 

Ulcerative colitis and diet: Foods to enjoy, foods to avoid?

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@Crazyjayne That's great that you are finding a difference.

Do any other members have diet tips that helped them?

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Hi all, I've just joined. Is anyone else on here vegan? I've had UC since I was born. While at uni I went vegetarian and it really helped me so I decided to go vegan.  Except I didn't really know what I was doing, so I finally recently saw a nutritionist over video call and she's helping me understand how to be vegan when you have UC.

Has anyone else tried a vegan diet? Is it working for you?

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@TiffyT Hi, I have just joined and I am vegetarian but mostly cook and eat vegan food. I was only diagnosed a year ago and still feel a bit in the dark about it all tbh. I have it mildly I was told though. When trying to read up on the right kind of diet I felt it was in most cases opposite to what I eat. Really need help to understand what diet will help! 

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