Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation and soreness or ulcers in your digestive tract.
If you are suffering from ulcerative colitis and are looking for a diet which is appropriate for the disease, then you should eat foods which are rich in nutrients and at the same time they don’t irritate your digestive tract.
The type of food that you eat has an effect on ulcerative colitis. It is better to understand and know which foods affect it in a bad way and which foods affect it in a good way.
The foods that you eat don’t cause or cure ulcerative colitis but they surely help you with the symptoms in getting better or worse. While plotting out a diet plan, it is better to consult your doctor or nutritionist.
Let us have a look at some of the foods that are healthy for ulcerative colitis.
Squash is very healthy. Butternut, spaghetti, acorn and zucchini are all different types of squash and tend to be healthy. Squash is rich in fiber and has the antioxidant beta carotene. It also has vitamin C. Beta carotene helps in reducing the inflammation while fiber maintains the healthy gut flora. You can cook squash in various ways; you may roast it and then mash it or make puree. You can also use the strands of squash as a substitute for noodles.
Applesauce is also a healthy option to add in your ulcerative colitis diet. Apples are rich in vitamins and minerals. However, keep it in mind that the fiber present in apples is a little difficult to digest thus eating them should be avoided during an ulcerative colitis flare-up. It is better to buy unsweetened applesauce. You can even make it at home by peeling off the skin and cooking the apples.