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IBD Nutrition Starter Kit for Patients

Are you unsure of what to eat with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? We promise you’re not alone! Together we’ve counseled thousands of people with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

Nutrition therapy for IBD is complex. One thing we know for certain is there is no perfect diet for everyone with IBD. However, the success of any dietary approach requires a solid foundation.

That’s why we created The IBD Nutrition Starter Kit for Patients. With this 50+ page guide, you will learn the fundamentals of healthy eating for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis without feeling overwhelmed by information overload!

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.

An IBD Patient’s Guide to a Low Fiber Diet

Did you know that smoothies are one of the simplest and tastiest ways for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to consume wholesome foods, including fruits, vegetables and other high-fiber foods, like nuts and seeds EVEN while following a “low-fiber” diet.

That’s right! Smoothies make it possible for people with active and inactive IBD, including Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis and pouchitis to eat a variety of nourishing foods that will give your body the nutrients it needs to heal, stay well and feel strong and energized.

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