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Ulcerative Colitis

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Keeping an eye on your diet is essential to caring for colon inflammation. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Cut back on sugar Some studies have shown that high sugar intake is associated with an increased ulcerative colitis risk.
Limit fat and fast foodsTo reduce your risk, forego fast food and other sources of excessive animal fats and margarine.
Try sprouted barleyIn a preliminary study, people with ulcerative colitis experienced significant improvement after taking 30 grams per day of a germinated barley product for four weeks.
Uncover food allergiesAvoiding allergenic foods often reduces the severity of ulcerative colitis. Work with a knowledgeable healthcare provider to find out your sensitivities.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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