Nutrition for colitis: which foods to eat and which to avoid

Diet against colitis limits the consumption of sausages and cheeses in favor of foods rich in fiber. Let's find out better. 

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Nutrition for colitis: which foods to eat and which to avoid



What is colitis

When you are talking about colitis we refer, in a generic way, to a disorder, often of an inflammatory type, which can affect the whole colon or only a part of it.
There are many forms of colitis: primary and secondary colitis; acute and chronic colitis.  

La acute colitis it can have an infectious cause, of a viral, bacterial or parasitic type, but it can also originate from the use of drugs (for example antibiotics or laxatives), from some therapies (for example radiotherapy), as well as from an ischemic fact.

The causes of the chronic colitis they remain generally unknown; however this occurs mainly in the context of some inflammatory diseases of theintestine.

The most common form of colitis, and therefore the best known, is the so-called irritable bowel syndrome. It is not a serious disease, but a disorder that can be particularly annoying and have a very negative impact on the quality of life.

When we talk about nutrition for colitis, we mainly refer to the diet suitable for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.


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Nutrition for colitis: which foods to eat and which to avoid


Diet against colitis

People with colitis, understood as irritable bowel syndrome, tend to have rather variable symptoms, which include abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation.

Often, constipation and Diarrhea they alternate, creating an intestinal transit that is never regular. Proper nutrition helps reduce ailment.

THEnutrition for colitis requires compliance with some simple but important rules:

  • Avoid eating overly elaborate dishes
  • Limit the consumption of foods of animal origin, especially those too rich in fat, such as sausages, meats and fatty cheeses;
  • Insure all'intestine the right amount of fiber;
  • Drink a lot of water, at least two liters a day;
  • Drastically reduce coffee and alcohol.

Diet for colitis also requires them to be consumed five regular meals a day (three main meals plus two snacks), abolishing over meals and eating slowly.


Did you know that

Stress, anxiety and other emotional factors are among the main triggers of colitis, understood as irritable bowel syndrome. In addition to nutrition, it is therefore necessary to take care of the general psycho-physical well-being.

Another fairly common cause of colitis isfood intolerance. It may therefore happen to realize that the appearance of symptoms is mainly associated with the consumption of a certain food.

In this case, it is advisable to try to eliminate the offending food or foods from the diet. However, we must pay close attention to excessive food restrictions. If it is suspected that an intolerance may be at the basis of the colitis, it is always advisable to consult a specialist.


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