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  • Home Remedies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Foods To Eat And Avoid

    Having inflammatory bowel disease may seem like a burden to you. Even though you’re eating healthy foods, you might still hesitate to eat them. With the help of these home remedies, you can manage its symptoms.

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    Having inflammatory bowel disease may seem like a burden to you. Even though you’re eating healthy foods, you might still hesitate to eat them.

    Home Remedies For Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Before learning some of the remedies that you can apply at home, you should know the two medical conditions that fall under the IBD category.

    1. Chron’s disease

    It’s an inflammation in the intestinal wall layers preventing the small intestine to properly absorb nutrients from food. Because of the inflammation, the fine balance of water is disrupted making it difficult for food to be ushered to the intestine.

    2. Ulcerative colitis

    In this condition, it’s only the inner lining of the large intestine is affected. As a result, it prevents proper absorption of water from the colon, which causes extreme discomfort and severe diarrhea.

    Unfortunately, there are no food remedies that can prevent or cure IBD. However, having the right diet at home can diminish the condition’s symptoms. Your goal is to focus on foods that can reduce inflammation, improve numbers of bacteria in the gut and pamper your intestinal tract.

    It’s a good idea to keep a food diary where you can write down foods that you eat each day, allowing you track down which of them can trigger flare-ups and which of the items are helpful in your condition.

    Did you know that a fruit smoothie with chocolate shake can be a perfect remedy for your inflammatory bowel disease? But how do you make a fruit smoothie at home?

    Simple. All you have to do is gather fruits that you like. They could be banana or berries. Then, add a cup of plain yogurt and a teaspoon of honey. Place them in your blender and add a few ice cubes. Process them until they are well-blended and have a smooth appearance. Isn’t that easy?

    Should you take fiber?

    In this condition, fiber isn’t a good home remedy. However, you can take soluble fiber to remedy symptoms of IBD.

    Foods To Avoid

    Fatty meat

    Fried foods

    Milk

    Dairy foods

    Alcohol

    Caffeine

    Instead, opt for these foods:

    1. Olive oil

    It’s rich in antioxidant that can reduce inflammation. A certain study showed that patients who took olive oil and fish oil each day experienced to have reduced inflammation in their colons.

    2. Yogurt

    Probiotics are good bacteria that can balance the numbers of bad bacteria within your gut. Patients with IBD can be remedied from eating ½ cup of yogurt each day. But, when it comes to this condition, there’s no proper blanket recommendation.

    Other foods you should consider

    Salmon

    Sardines

    Trout

    Walnuts

    About the author

    Erliza Lee Erliza Lee has a BS Biology degree. She likes writing topics related to health and travel.

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