Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

It depends. You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms.
Foods to avoid. If you have swelling at the end of your small intestine (ileum), you should avoid foods that can get stuck-popcorn, corn chips, lots of fresh veggies, nuts and seeds. If you'd like veggies, make sure they are well cooked and very soft. .
Not many. There's limit data on foods that definitely help/hurt crohn's. Avoid things that don't digest well (seeds, nuts, popcorn kernels) b/c these foods can get stuck in and obstruct a narrow area of bowel. Please avoid nicotine as well. There is evidence to support a low carbohydrate diet called "the specific carbohydrate diet". Best to discuss this with your GI because the diet is hard to do!

Related Questions

What foods should I avoid if I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease?

Avoid triggers food. There is no agreeably foods to avoid. If you know for your diseases, what food aggravate your symtoms that food you should avoid it. Read more...

What foods can negatively affect Crohn's disease?

Not an easy answer! Different foods affect different people with crohn's disease. Certain food groups such as dairy and fish may be worse in some people. There is data that suggests a special diet, known as the specific carbohydrate diet may be beneficial in alleviating a lot of the cramps and abdominal pain associated with crohn's disease. Read more...

Is it effective to eat pure white foods with Crohn's disease?

No evidence. There is no evidence that starches are effective in Crohn's disease. If anything there is evidence that limiting carbohydrates can control the symptoms of Crohn's disease. For example, see the "specific carbohydrate diet". Read more...

What to eat and what to avoid when getting treated for crohn's disease.

Only suggestions. Here's a list of foods that may not work well with Crohn's: http://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/crohns-disease/creating-a-crohns-disease-diet-plan?page=2#1 Here's a slide show of 10 foods that seem to ease flares in some people: http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/crohns-disease-power-foods#7 Read the info carefully as they come close to overlapping in spots, for example, fruits. Read more...

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for Crohn's disease?

Not recommended. As reputable & knowledgable about herbs as this store owner may appear to be, in all probability she doesn't know as much about crohn's as your physician. Some "herbal" or "natural" products have real potential to harm you. Short of weighing the purchased herb, she won't fully know the potency of active ingredient(s), unanticipated contaminants, risks of allergic reaction, bleeding & crohn's flares. Read more...
Avoid. My personal preference is to stay away from herbal remedies for a disease like crohn's. They don't work and can delay your getting proper treatment and place your life at risk. Read more...

My daughter has Crohn's disease, any suggestions on foods she eat?

Depends. There is not right or wrong diet for crohn's disease. Some people with crohn's have difficulty tolerating high fiber foods but not all. If her disease is active then a low residue diet might help. She also may have difficulties tolerating large amounts of dairy. Read more...
Food is important. Evidence suggests that what you eat affects the development and course of the disease. Unfortunately, there is not clear evidence that one specific diet is curative.
Generally patients should pay close attention to what foods make their symptoms worse.
Obviously avoid lactose and extreme roughage. See this excellent review: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4021001/ Read more...

Can occasional fasting benefit someone who has Crohn's disease and how long can someone fast from food without it being life threatening?

No. Fasting will not benefit symptoms of crohn's disease. You can fast from food for varying time periods until you die from starvation. This is not an effective clinical solution. Discuss this with your gastroenterologist. Read more...