Diet and IBD

What you eat and drink may affect your IBD. It is important to be mindful of this. You should consult a dietician if you are unsure, however, some useful pointers are outlined for you below:1

Diet gassy food

Learn your triggers: After some time, you may become aware of certain foods
that trigger symptoms, bear in mind these aren't the same for everyone living
with IBD. Try to avoid these foods and talk to a dietician about alternatives

Diet fibre

Monitor your fibre intake: Some people experience symptoms after eating 
too much fibre. Consider avoiding eating excessive amounts of raw fruit and 

Diet large meals

Avoid large meals: Try to limit your food intake so that you do not place 
your digestive system under unnecessary strain

Diet gassy food

Avoid gassy food: As you may have experienced, some foods can give you 
wind. These can include things like cabbage and broccoli, pulses (e.g. 
lentils), dairy-rich foods and any other high fibre foods. If eating these foods 
cause you discomfort, you may prefer sticking to foods that won’t upset 
your stomach 2


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1.    Everyday Health. Tips for dealing with Crohn’s difficult moments. Available at: [Last accessed October 1, 2019]
2.    WebMD. Secrets to gas control. Available at: [Last accessed October 1, 2019]

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