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Foods to eat during a flare up of Ulcerative Colitis

Tue, September 22, 2020 10:19 PM

Anyone have any experienced suggestions of foods to eat/drink during a flare up of UC? My wife has been struggling to find something she can tolerate during flares.

FPO Garrggomiel
Joined Sep 22, 2020

Wed, December 28, 2022 1:39 AM

Reply posted for Garrggomiel.

FOD MAP Diet: I am a Registered Dietitian and this is the newest research. You only need to use it when you have a flare up :)

FPO cleong
Joined Dec 28, 2022

Wed, May 25, 2022 8:50 PM

Reply posted for Garrggomiel.

Protien bars bland cereal like rice chex or oatmeal almond milk creamy peanut butter lean turkey bananas fruit smoothies

FPO ReReJean79class
Joined May 25, 2022

Sun, November 14, 2021 9:47 PM

Reply posted for Garrggomiel.

I have to stick with bland food with absolutely no spice. For some reason, eggs don't agree with me either. So, I believe protein bars and lactose free shakes may be helpful. Lean turkey w/out spice works too. Ask her Dr. for a low residue diet. Hope that helps. Creamy peanut butter is great too and lots of almond milk. Maria.

FPO ReReJean79class
Joined May 25, 2022

Mon, March 29, 2021 9:10 AM

Reply posted for Garrggomiel.

I understand you are looking for support related to diet, the foundation has several resources on diet  Additionally, I have provided more details and resources below. 


Diet and Nutrition

Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means paying special attention to what you eat. Eating certain foods can help ease your symptoms, while other things you like to eat may make your symptoms worse.
Diet Brochure  diet-nutrition-2013-1.pdf (

Diet videos What Should I Eat? | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

FPO administrator
Joined Oct 12, 2017

Fri, March 19, 2021 6:13 PM

Reply posted for Garrggomiel.

This is a great list but everyone is different, no way would I have coffee on a flare up.

FPO doman26
Joined Mar 19, 2021

Sat, December 05, 2020 12:52 PM

Reply posted for Garrggomiel.

I am doing avocado, banana, and hard boiled eggs. Avocado and banana contain enzymes like the ones we have in our digestive system so that is why they are usually a go to for people with colitis. And hard boiled eggs are apparently easy to digest. So happy I can eat them. I am also doing fish bone broth. Only fresh, wild caught fish with bones I can find in the stores are salmon steaks and whole snappers. So I'm spending a fortune. But it's really soothing and is supposed to help build the collagen in the lining of the intestine. I tried homemade chicken broth yesterday and got pain and then a tiny piece of tofu today and it sent me to the bathroom. So I've been living off of the 4 things listed above for a few days after losing 17lbs during my first flare. Hard to gain weight and I'm worried about the effect of this limited diet will have on me. But for now it's all I got. Wishing your wife good luck. I know it must be taking a toll on you as it is on my husband. 

FPO Onenita
Joined Dec 5, 2020

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