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Dietary Guidelines of Ulcerative Colitis Patients

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Ulcerative colitis is defined as a digestive disorder marked by inflammation in the rectum and colon. Chronic inflammation occurring due to ulcerative colitis might end up destroying the patient’s intestinal lining leading to ulcers that might bleed. One may develop this condition at any age; however, the disease is more common among individuals between 15 and 30 years of age. Doctors other than suggesting medication also prescribe a specific diet plan for patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The discussion below will explain the some essential dietary guidelines these patients should follow.

The intensity of ulcerative colitis symptoms might vary from one patient to another. Generally, dieticians ask these patients to follow a diet low in volume. Such diets produce residues in modest amount, which is helpful for people suffering from ulcerative colitis. Frequent bowel movement might result in further swelling of the patient’s rectum and colon. Eating low-residue diets will minimize the frequency of bowel movements through reduction of the quantity of indigestible elements, while increasing the meal’s nutritional value.

Patients with ulcerative colitis are asked to consume high fiber food items. Foods that are rich in fiber produce a lot of indigestible residues. To avoid any such possibility, take out the seeds from the vegetables and cook them well. These patients must avoid consuming raw vegetables, vegetable sauces (particularly the sauces containing tomatoes) and salads. These food items should be replaced with fruit and vegetable juices without pulp or seeds. Fruits high in fiber content for instance pears, berries and apples should also be avoided. Consuming mashes fruits or items like applesauce is known to be safe for people suffering from ulcerative colitis. They are allowed to consume refined cereals, crackers and breads instead of the whole grain items. Pasta made from flour and white rice, are some other safe options for these patients.

Besides all these, consuming too much milk or milk products can be harmful for patients with ulcerative colitis. Dieticians ask them to limit their daily milk intake to two cups. The suitable protein options for these people are: poultry, eggs, tender meats and fishes.

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