As I’ve mentioned before, altering your diet is a great way to prevent the symptoms that typically occur in ulcerative colitis patients. The main thing to understand is that when you have an IBD such as ulcerative colitis, it may be difficult for your body to efficiently absorb the necessary nutrients and vitamins that it needs to stay healthy. Here are some points to help you to determine exactly how you should alter your diet:
- You must eat a varied, healthy diet in order to keep your weight up and stay healthy and strong
- Keep an eye out on those foods that trigger your symptoms and stay away from them!
- Every person is different, and ulcerative colitis affects different people in different ways. A good way to determine how your diet should be modified is to keep a food diary. Keep track of what you eat and how it makes you feel. Then you can make educated decisions when it comes to what you eat.
- It’s important that you get all of the vitamins necessary to stay healthy. Consider taking a mineral or vitamin supplement to ensure that your nutrient levels are maintained.
- Since you are probably not absorbing all of the nutrients you need, you will need to maintain a high protein, high calorie diet. To make this easier, eat regular meals as well as several snacks throughout the day.
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