An IBD Patient’s Guide to a Low Fiber Diet
There is a widespread misconception that everyone with IBD must avoid fibrous foods. Frequently, healthcare providers tell patients to “follow a low-fiber diet, “avoid fresh fruits and vegetables” or “eat only white foods.” For this reason, many patients come to fear – and avoid – foods with fiber, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes. Fiber, however, is an essential part of a healthy diet and helps to protect against intestinal inflammation.
With this patient-friendly guide, people with IBD and their caregivers will learn how those with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis can eat a wide variety of yummy and nutritious foods on a low-fiber diet.