Though eating certain types of foods does not cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), there are some delectables that can exaggerate symptoms, ultimately making pains and flare-ups even worse. Certain foods in your diet and IBD just don’t mix. These are usually foods that are hard to digest, high in fiber (e.g. beans), or have rough exteriors (e.g. unpeeled apples). Each individual will react differently to the foods we have listed.
Below is a list of foods to consider steering clear of. It is important that you understand what personally works for your body and which foods on our list are acceptable for you.
Foods to Avoid for Crohn’s disease
- Fruit with skin
- Fried Foods
- Coffee & Carbonated Beverages
Foods to Avoid for Ulcerative Colitis
- Coffee and Tea
- Corn and Mushrooms
- Fatty Meats