Health & Nutrition Medical Conditions

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns

Having a condition such as IBD (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohns are of a major concern.

Having a condition such as IBD (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohns are of a major concern. During a flare up, it can cause abdominal pain depending on its severity. You can have very quick bowel movements, diarrhoea or passing bloody stools.

Related: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Particularly when IBD, UC or Crohns if the disease is active, a smoothie may be a help in controlling the symptoms such as using:

  • fennel / fennel seeds – is beneficial to reduce cramping, gas and bloating in both ulcerative colitis and crohns;
  • turmeric – is good in that the active ingredient Curcumin may reduce the inflammation in ulcerative colitis or crohns;
  • honey or manuka honey – is particularly good in helping to coat the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Honey helps prevent irritations which are generally caused by food itself;
  • cinnamon – being a spice is an excellent alternative without risking a flare up of UC or Crohns disease;
  • avacado – high in nutrients and do not aggravate symptoms of UC or Crohns. Being a monounsaturated fat, loosing too much weight due to a flare up, can help in your health.

Rather than eating solid foods, which are more detrimental to oneself at the time of a flare up, it would be more sensible to have something in liquid form. It may still go through the digestive system more quicker but giving the body an opportunity to absorb some of these nutrients. More so, will also help in easing the condition itself.

Related: Crohns and Colitis Foundation (USA)
Related: (Mayo Clinic)

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