Symptoms and Signs of Crohn's Disease Diet Plan: Foods to Avoid and Ones You Can Eat

Medical Author:
Medically Reviewed on 3/11/2019

Doctor's Notes on Crohn's Disease Diet Plan: Foods to Avoid and Ones You Can Eat

A Crohn’s disease diet (trigger foods) is a method of continual choosing dietary items that do not trigger Crohn’s disease symptoms but allow the person to have a healthy diet. Currently, there is no evidence that any diet causes Crohn’s disease nor is there evidence for food allergies, either. Unfortunately, however, some dietary components can trigger Crohn’s disease symptoms (like chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood and/or mucus in the stool)) and individuals can have different triggers. These triggers, if not stopped, can lead the person to weight loss, dehydration and vitamin deficiencies.

Identifying the triggers or causes of Crohn’s disease symptoms is up to the individual, with the help of a dietitian and gastroenterologist. Keeping a diary of what you eat and if it causes any problems is a good way to identify foods that are triggers for you. A dietitian can help you to choose the right foods that you tolerate well to produce a well-balanced diet.

Must Read Articles:


Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.