Diet for Ulcerative Colitis

7 days diet plan:

Meal timingDay-wise Meals
8:30 amLauki oats chilla with coriander chutney
11 amCoconut water with 1 tsp chia seeds
1 pmJowar roti + Pumpkin curry + Low-fat home set curd
4 pm2 walnuts + 3-4 thin slices of pineapple
7 pmMoong dal khichdi (Add rice bran) + Carrot cucumber salad
9 pmFennel ginger tea
8:30 amPoha (Add peanuts) with fresh home-set curd (low-fat)
11 amCucumber ginger juice with 1 tsp chia seeds
1 pmCooked and refrigerated rice + Palak moong ki dal + Cucumber and lettuce green salad
4 pm1 tbsp pumpkin seeds + 1 Orange
7 pmJowar roti + Raw banana curry/sabji
9 pmFennel ginger tea
8:30 amQuinoa upma (add carrots and beans)
11 amCoconut water with 1 tsp chia seeds
1 pmRagi roti + Aloo palak sabji (use boiled and refrigerated potatoes) + Carrot raita (use low-fat home-set curd)
4 pm2 walnuts + 1 bowl Grapes
7 pmCooked and refrigerated rice + Green moong ki dal
9 pmFennel ginger tea
8:30 amEgg omelet
11 amCucumber ginger juice with 1 tsp chia seeds
1 pmJowar roti + Brinjal curry/sabji + Cucumber carrot lettuce salad
4 pm1 tbsp roasted flax seeds + 1 sweetlime
7 pmGrilled/steamed fish (salmon/mackerel) + Lauki soup
9 pmFennel ginger tea
8:30 amIdli with coconut chutney
11 amPlain Chaach (use low-fat curd) + 1 tbsp flax seeds
1 pmJowar roti + Capsicum ki sabji + Any dal / low-fat home-set curd (if digestible)
4 pm6-7 almonds + 1 Kiwi fruit
7 pmJowar roti + Egg bhurji + Cucumber salad
9 pmFennel ginger tea
8:30 amVegetable vermicelli (add carrots and capsicum)
11 amCoconut water with 1 tsp chia seeds
1 pmSoya pulao (add rice bran) + Cucumber carrot raita
4 pm2 walnuts + Strawberries/grapes
7 pmBajra/ragi porridge with 1 tsp ghee
9 pmFennel ginger tea
8:30 amVegetable uttapam with coconut chutney
11 amRoasted makhana with 1 tbsp roasted flax seeds and 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 pmCooked and refrigerated rice + Chicken curry (very less spices and oil) /steamed or boiled chicken + Tomato cucumber salad
4 pm2 walnuts with 1 bowl pineapple
7 pmRagi dosa with sambar (use very less spices and oil)
9 pmFennel ginger tea

Foods to include-

  • Gluten free grains – Jowar, ragi, bajra
  • Fiber rich foods – mainly insoluble fiber
  • Foods rich in resistant starch – cooked and refrigerated rice, potatoes
  • Low FODMAP foods – cucumber, carrot, potato, pumpkin, beans, eggplant, kiwi, pineapple, orange, berries, raw banana, plant-based milk, eggs, steamed/boiled chicken, fish, rice, oats, quinoa, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
  • Foods rich in fat soluble vitamins – carrots, pumpkin, eggs, nuts and seeds
  • MCTS – Coconut oil
  • Protein rich foods – if excessive weight loss and muscle wasting is observed.
  • Foods rich in Omega-3 – Walnuts, flax seeds, fish (salmon and mackerel)

Foods to avoid-

  • Gluten-containing foods – Wheat, rye, barley
  • Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower
  • High FODMAP foods – Apple, onion, watermelon, mango, milk, cheese, yoghurt, honey, cashews, pistachios, wheat,
  • Dairy products – if allergic to lactose
  • Tea and coffee
  • Caffeinated beverages
Eat small, frequent meals at every 3-4 hours.Avoid intake of alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated beverages, spicy foods and fatty foods.
Liberal intake of fluids and water is recommended to avoid dehydration.  Avoid wheat in the diet if you have gluten allergy and avoid milk products if you are intolerant to lactose.
Use coconut oil or butter for cooking.Avoid prolonged usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin.
Try to keep the stress levels as low as possible.Avoid talking while eating the food. Talking while eating leads to swallowing of air and causes intestinal gas.

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