Crohn’s Disease Diet – Foods To Eat & Avoid

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. It can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. Managing the disease often requires taking extra care in selecting what you eat so you do not consume foods that trigger inflammation. This article explores both foods that may be good and bad for people with this disease.

Foods to eat

Navigating food when you have Crohn’s disease can be challenging. Here are some foods you can eat if you have this condition.

Low-fat proteins & certain types of dairy

If you have Crohn’s disease, make sure the proteins you consume are low in fat [1]. These are the best types of protein for your intestines. Low-fat proteins you can add to your diet include tofu, peanut butter, white meat, eggs, shellfish, and pork tenderloin.

Not everyone with Crohn’s disease reacts well to dairy. The much safer option for most people is to consume dairy substitutes. Dairy and dairy alternatives [2] you can try include yogurt, cheese made from soy, flax, hemp, coconut almond, and kefir.