Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Ulcerative Colitis • Crohn's Disease • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Nutrition and IBD

People with IBD have a problem - they have higher than normal nutritional requirements because their intestines are inflamed, and yet they may have malabsorption (particularly a problem with Crohn's Disease), what they can eat is restricted, and they may have problems eating at all.

If you have IBD, it's very important to pay attention to the nutritional quality of what you eat. Poptarts may go down well since they have no fiber, but they are not giving your body what it needs to heal itself. Plus the sugar in the Poptarts may fuel harmful intestinal bacteria, making things worse.


 

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Last updated 11 Apr 09