Just One More Question About UC and Diet!
A top ulcerative colitis expert tackles your biggest questions about nutrition. Don't miss her surprising answers.
You know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral's "Just One More Question!" video series is here to help! We're asking the top experts in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on ulcerative colitis, we asked nutrition specialist Arielle Leben, M.S., R.D., C.D.N, at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at NYU Langone Health in New York City, to explain the nuances of this challenging condition, along with the promising advancements in treatments that scientists had made over the past few years. Here's what she told us.
How Does Diet Affect UC?
While the exact reason some people develop the disease is unclear, it is not caused by specific foods.
What Diet is Recommended for UC?
To help prevents flares and promote good gut health, follow this advice.
What Foods Should UC Patients Avoid?
Some foods and ingredients are more likely to trigger flares than others.
How Should a UC Diet Change During a Flare Versus Remission?
The best foods to eat vary depending on whether or not you are experiencing symptoms.
Which Foods are Often Triggers for UC Flares?
To minimize your chances of symptoms returning, consider avoiding these items.
What is the FODMAP Diet?
Get the details on this plan that limits short-chain carbohydrates for better gut health.