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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can tart cherries help reduce bowel inflammation?

    If not, which other foods are of benefit to a CD patient?
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    Despite some interesting study findings that support the possible therapeutic role of tart cherries in lessening inflammation, the work is only at an experimental stage.  Like other foods found to have anti-inflammatory properties (e.g. bromelain in raw pineapple, omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish), it might require bucket-loads to be of benefit in its natural form.  However there is generally no harm incorporating these foods as part of a balanced diet.  For specific, individualised dietary advice consult a dietitian experienced in GI disorders.

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