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Diet To Counter Ulcerative Colitis

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Ulcerative Colitis is characterised by inflammation and scarring in the inner lining of the large intestine or colon which leads to mucus and bloody diarrhoea. Ulcerative colitis can be managed by medications such as antibiotics, painkillers, steroids, anti inflammatory drugs and anti diarrhoeal drugs. Balanced diet controls the symptoms of ulcerative colitis which is most important for improving overall health.

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis is characterised by inflammation and scarring in the inner lining of the large intestine or colon which leads to mucus and bloody diarrhoea. The main cause of ulcerative colitis is still unknown.

What Causes Ulcerative Colitis?

There are three major factors which causes ulcerative colitis:

– Genetic Factor
– Autoimmune disorder
– Environmental factors

 Main symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Since ulcerative colitis is a chronic ailment, the symptoms develops over the years. Some of the major symptoms of ulcerative colitis are as follows.

– Severe abdominal pain and cramps.
– Fatigue and fever.
– Weight loss and anaemia.
– Rectal bleeding.
– Loss of appetite and dehydration.
– Liver disorders.
– Bloody diarrhoea

Healthy Diet To Treat Ulcerative Colitis:

Ulcerative Colitis can be treated successfully with the help of medications and a healthy diet. In stomach ailments diet plays a very important role. Ulcerative colitis can be managed by medications such as antibiotics, painkillers, steroids, anti inflammatory drugs and anti diarrhoeal drugs. Balanced diet controls the symptoms of ulcerative colitis which is most important for improving overall health. Though diet doesn’t help to get rid of ulcerative colitis, it definitely brings symptomatic relief and better control over the body. Let us see the diet regimen for ulcerative colitis which may help to manage this condition.

Opt for Green tea or Tulsi tea instead of black tea, coffee and alcohol. Avoid smoking or chewing Tobacco as these may worsen the disease. Refrain from eating very spicy food, sour food and fatty food as it may cause burning sensation. Fats are difficult to digest so choose healthy fats like canola oils and olive.

Eat plenty of boiled vegetables such as Bottle Gourd, Pointed Gourd, Loofah, Spinach. Avoid eating Radish, Cucumber, Melon and Tamarind. Don’t eat raw vegetables and fruits as they are difficult to digest. Try steaming or stewing them.

Vegetarian food works wonders so refrain from eating fish and meat. Eat protein rich diet. Eggs, soy, peanut butter are some of the great sources of protein. Reduce the intake of dairy products such as milk, curd, cheese, sweets as it worsens the symptoms. Try dairy options such as Almond milk, soy cheese, soy milk, Goat’s milk and Coconut milk.

Drink one cup of Pomegranate juice before lunch. Eat lighter meal at night as this will not burden the digestive system. Eat smaller and more frequent meals during the day to ease the digestion process. Heavy meals may worsen ulcerative colitis. Include gluten free food, rice, hotchpotch and vegetable soups in your diet. Avoid eating fried food and oily food. Take a walk after lunch and dinner.

Drink plenty of water as ulcerative colitis causes dehydration. Always drink boiled water. Opt for seasonal fruits and fruit juices which have cooling effect on the body such as Papaya, Grapes, Apple, Orange and Grapefruit. Orange juice works wonderfully in curing ulcers. Consume cooked raw Banana with a pinch of Asafoetida. It heals the ulcers.

Avoid high fibre diet, caffeine, soft drinks with sugar and carbonated drinks as it may stimulate bowel activity and frequently produce gas. Include more Omega 3 fatty acid in diet as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Steroids are widely used to treat ulcerative colitis which results into low levels of calcium and vitamin D. To compensate this loss include calcium rich food in your diet. Carrot, flaxseed or flaxseed oil, sunflower seeds helps in reducing the inflammation. Dietary source of vitamin D includes cereals, eggs and fortified milk.

Since bloody diarrhoea and bleeding ulcers may cause anaemia and fatigue, eat iron and folate rich food to boost up the blood iron levels. Spinach and raisins are the great source of iron.

Soft bland food is recommended in ulcerative colitis as it prevents the irritation to digestive tract. Puffed rice, mashed Potatoes, brown rice and oatmeal are the some of the soft bland foods. Include vitamin E, vitamin C rich food in your diet. Vitamin C and E are very powerful anti inflammatory nutrients. Vitamin E is a fat soluble whereas vitamin C is a water soluble. It acts as an antioxidant and also quickens healing process and reduces swelling. Almond, Walnut, sweet Potatoes are the sources of vitamin E. Good sources of vitamin C includes Strawberries, Spinach, Potatoes, Citrus fruits and Bell Peppers.

 

Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.

Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.

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Breauna Phillips
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Stay away from anything acidic, orange juice, pineapples, strawberries and apples too. Also stay away from nuts especially flax seed and corn. Also stay away from veggies if your stomach isn't digesting them. Please drink a nutrient supplement drink like ensure's (stay away from nutrition drinks with dairy! This will upset your stomach more. So only get lactose free drink) and don't over take a bunch of vitamins daily, too many vitamin pills can mess with your pancreas.

Jitu Ram
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Thank you so much Dionne tarver for your great suggestions... I will fallow that all

Dionne Tarver
Dionne Tarver 5pts

You should drink Organic Only pure Apple Cider Vinger with water.I add 1Tbsp to my water.Eat yogurt, take Probiotics.Stay far away from Ibuprofen, alcohol, spicy food, anything that will enhance inflammation.Change your diet

Puran Pradhan
Puran Pradhan 5pts

I am suffering from IBD/IBS since 10-15 years. Previously about 3-4 years ago, the problem was not understood because sometimes if I use to take alcohol for 3-4days continuously, a small amount of blood used to pass with stool. Doctor called it colitis. I had very light gastric problem if I used to take rich food and/or constipation. Since I used to have flare in 4-5 months duration, I left aleopathy medicine and started taking homeopathy medicine. Now I am having too much gastric an constipation problem. I have to evacuate daily in the morning nor I have too much of gas. So, I take 2 glasses of water in the morning and after half an hour I take 2-3 glasses of tea. then only I can go to toilet. I sometimes in the night time have a slight pain in the right side just at and below liver portion. I have done a lot of Scanning, only sometimes, I have a slight liver enlargement, nor it is okay. All I think is happening due to the colon problems. Please suggest

Jitu Ram
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What thugh life...? Really! Since 4 month iam suddenly going to sick and I chekup doctor three time, but he always given to me same medicine with also antibiotic and iam tired to chekup with doctors also I gonna quarrel with theme. ..and doctor told me stop chiken, motton, spicy don't eat and I stop that's, and before my waight is 77 , now iam 57 and I feel very weaknesses. ...but still iam not feeling good the main problem stomach, if I eat something. ...lattering not comming properly that's main problem. ....ufffff....if have anyone some best idea for my problem please share me and let's me alive happily. ...thanks everyone for sharing health benefits. ...thanks

Jitu Ram
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Thanks, Aayurbeda....for shown to me you experts team.....and I will ask properly to theme thanks again. ...

Arielle Kay Williams
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Breauna Phillips...I have no idea what your case is as it is yours in ever way. Please accept that I did think of you when I read this...sinu will just leave this here. ;) Only love for you

Patricia Gill
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Gaps Gut Psychology Syndrome Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride food plan is far superior to this program..no starch..plenty of good fats..coconut oil ghee...plenty vegs..non starch one..like pumpkins zucchini squash..

Amy Salerno
Amy Salerno 5pts

Ilene Elizabeth im sure you know this already but obviously if anything from this read can help you, its worth it.

Shannon Lee Grogan
Shannon Lee Grogan 5pts

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. There are books. Test for food allergies.

Jitu Ram
Jitu Ram 5pts

My doctor told me I have a gastric ulcer, still am board. ...and tiredness about it ...please someone can tell me about it, how to get rid from this dieses.....

Shirley Germain
Shirley Germain 5pts

Take sugar ..bread..pasta..most carb's out of your diet and you will feel way better...Keto Adapted lifestyle !

Lisa Rea
Lisa Rea 5pts

Thomas Rea have you been tested for colitis? X