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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Which fruit benefits someone with Crohn's disease?

    Can orange / cherries juice be drank by Crohn's patient?
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    Courtney Bates

    Dietitian, Nutritionist

    Courtney is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN) and member of the Dietitians Australia. She runs her own practice on Sydney's Northern Beaches … View Profile

    In Crohn's disease, the small intestine becomes inflamed, which can lead to malabsorption of nutrients. A well balanced, varied diet is important for people with Crohn's disease. Some find certain foods trigger gastrointestinal symtpms such as diarrhoea, bloating and pain, during times of flare-ups.  All fruits can be included in your diet with Crohn's disease, particularly when in remission. However, if you're suffering a flare-up with diarrhoea or IBS symptoms; stewing fruit, removing the skins from fruits and having pulp-free juice can help reduce symptoms. Some lower fructose fruits such as banana, rockmelon and grapes may be better absorbed than higher fructose fruits such as apple, cherries, pear and dried fruit. 

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