10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn’s Disease

Know the 10 foods that you should avoid if you have Crohn’s Disease as per Ayurveda. Avoiding these foods can make your life easier.

10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn’s Disease, yes, you asked us, and we are here with those foods that you need to keep at bay. Have an insightful read!

If you have stomach issues once in a while, that is fine. We all get them when we eat out or when we eat more. But getting stomach problems very often and whenever you eat that favorite snack is something to be worried about. This is the life of Crohn’s disease patients. They often get flare-ups whenever they have food that is craving and mouth-watering. Although the symptoms vary from person to person, flare-ups are quite common. They can’t have those munchings all the time and they have to watch out for what they eat.

If you are suffering from Crohn’s disease or your loved ones are finding it difficult to cope with the diet, then this article is for you! Today we have come up with 10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn’s Disease.

Why Crohn’s Disease Patients Can’t Have All Kinds of Foods? 

This is the first and most common question that will pop up in your mind. This is because of the following reasons:-

  • You have less Agni in your body, which is digestive fire to digest the food properly
  • The inflammation in the small intestine will cause diarrhea and stomach pain making you less likely to eat anything
  • The foods will not be digested properly and the nutrients also not absorbed adequately making you feel fatigued and less energetic.
  • The above-mentioned bodily changes can reduce your appetite.

You might have read on the internet or your gastroenterologist might have suggested you follow a certain kind of diet that will help you to deal with the haunting symptoms. And yes, that is true, if you are suffering from Crohn’s disease, you can’t eat all kinds of foods, and here are 10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn’s Disease. Because certain foods are trigger points to your gut worsening your condition, but that doesn’t make your life difficult, because that’s quite common, not everybody is built in a way to accept all kinds of foodstuff, so to make your life easier and simpler, don’t eat the foodstuff that triggers your flare-ups.

IAFA® further recommends you maintain a food journal with you wherever you go and note down the foods you are eating and the symptoms you get after eating. In this way, you can help yourself to find out the foods that are harmful to you and you can keep them away. Even though we have mentioned many times that the diet pattern may vary from person to person depending on their sensitivity towards the kinds of foods they eat, there are some specific foods that every Crohn’s disease patient is triggered to. So avoiding those foods can make your life easier. 

Crohn’s Disease Diet Plan 

Creating a diet chart for Crohn’s disease patients is a difficult task. But, luckily, we have Ayurveda. Following an Ayurvedic personalized diet and an Ayurvedic way of living not only helps you to heal from Crohn’s disease flare-ups but also helps you to prevent various other lifestyle disorders. Ayurveda recommends Crohn’s disease patients include the following edibles in their diets:-

  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Buttermilk
  • Honey
  • Mint leaves juice
  • Coconut water
  • Herbal teas

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  • Pomegranate juice
  • Boiled rice
  • Peeled off fruits
  • Steamed veggies

Along with the diet, Ayurveda also suggests following an Ayurvedic lifestyle where you can practice meditation, regular exercise, yoga asanas, and stress management. Research further shows that stress is directly related to the exaggeration of Crohn’s disease.

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Why is an Ayurvedic Crohns Disease Diet Plan the Best? 

Ayurveda always focuses on the elimination of the root cause of the disease. Many people nowadays are choosing an Ayurvedic treatment approach to treat many lifestyle disorders. It’s because Ayurveda not only helps to manage the disease but also makes you stronger and healthier from the inside. To further add, in Crohn’s disease patients, Ayurveda:-

  • Balances the three doshas of the body
  • Helps to reduce the inflammation in the small intestines
  • Boosts digestive fire, that is Agni
  • Improves gut health
  • Detoxifies the body thereby helping to reduce the autoimmune reactions
  • Reduces stress levels, thereby the chances of flare-ups too
  • Increases the body’s ability to heal the sores or ulcers in the intestines
  • Provides required nutrition to the body in the form of compatible, natural, and highly nutritious foods. 

Read: Alternative Treatment for Crohn’s Disease and Diet in Crohn’s Disease

10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn’s Disease 

Ayurveda precisely advises restricting the following 10 foods if you have Crohn’s disease:-

  1. High-fiber vegetables like beans, spinach, green leafy vegetables, peas, cauliflower, and ladyfinger (okra).
  2. High-fiber fruits like oranges, lemon, grapefruits, avocado, pears, bananas, guava, and raspberries.
  3. Cereals and pulses like whole wheat, whole grains, chickpeas, kidney beans, green moon, black gram, Bengal gram, soybean, legumes, and sorghum.
  4. Dairy products like milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, condensed milk, cream, and sour curd.
  5. Meats like fried meat, processed and frozen meat, mutton, lobster, pork, beef, red meat, and other high fats.
  6. Nuts like cashew nuts, flax seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts, figs, prunes, apricots, and raisins.
  7. Drinks like alcohol, carbonated drinks, caffeinated drinks, canned drinks, and packaged soups.
  8. Processed foods like pasta, noodles, Maggie, sauces, chips, chocolates, chocolate candies and bars, and ice creams.
  9. Spicy foods and sour foods include the spices like red chilies, peppers, chemicalized salts, fenugreek, and turmeric.
  10. Oils like palm oil, hydrogenated oil, coconut oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil, and butter.

These are the top 10 foods that should be avoided by Crohn’s disease patients. If you observe keenly, all the above-mentioned foods are kind of adulterated, artificially added flavored or sweetened, incompatible, packaged, and processed foods. Ayurveda strictly restricts all these foods. Research also found that the westernized lifestyle has been one of the main reasons for lifestyle disorders like Diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, high cholesterol, and in our case Crohn’s Disease. By avoiding all the above-mentioned foods, one can reduce flare-ups to a great extent. 

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An Ayurvedic Way of Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

If you are looking for an Ayurvedic way of treatment for Crohn’s disease, then immediately book online consultation to reserve your appointment with our Ayurvedic expert, Dr. Sahil Gupta who has around 14+ years of experience and has treated more than 50000+ patients worldwide. No matter where you are in this world, you are just a click away. We will revert you within a few minutes.

IAFA Ayurveda® mainly focuses on the elimination of the root cause of the disease along with a personalized Ayurvedic diet and recommended yoga asanas. It is a whole package for your wholesome health. Many success stories are added up in our book of IAFA Ayurveda®.

Do you want your story to be narrated? Then book an online consultation now and get treated naturally. As we always say, Your Health is Our Priority!

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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