The RDN’s Ultimate Guide to Mediterranean-Style Eating for Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
By Colleen Webb, MS, RDN and Ryan Warren, MS, RDN
The anti-inflammatory effects of a high-fiber Mediterranean-style diet can benefit patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, plant-based diets like the Mediterranean diet present unique challenges for patients with active Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis because rarely can patients tolerate fibrous foods. With this guide, you’ll become an expert at customizing Mediterranean-style diets that your patients tolerate and enjoy.
- An overview of the Mediterranean diet, describing basic principles and fundamental do’s and don’ts
- Insight into the research-based benefits and inherent challenges of the Mediterranean-style diet for IBD
- Guidance for RDNs on how to create Mediterranean-style diets for IBD patients
- 8 comprehensive patient-friendly food lists with low-roughage recommendations that you can share with your patients
- A clear list of foods to limit and avoid
- 8 delicious, easy-to-make IBD-friendly Mediterranean-style recipes to help your patients feel better and empowered in the kitchen
- A handy list of favorite food and supplement products for IBD patients – RDN-approved!
- A real-life case study with an example of how RDNs have helped their patients with IBD use a Mediterranean-style diet to improve symptoms and overall quality of life
- Thoughtful answers to frequently asked questions of patients with IBD who are adopting a Mediterranean-style diet