Can You Suggest Some Diets for Microscopic Colitis?

Q:
Can you suggest some diets for microscopic colitis?

A:
Microscopic colitis refers to inflammation in the colon. The reason why it is called “microscopic” is that doctors must look at tissue under a microscope to diagnose it.

Microscopic colitis sometimes gets better on its own. Some dietary changes can be added if your symptoms continue without improvement or if they worsen. Here are some suggestions:

Foods and ingredients suggested:

  • Applesauce
  • Bananas
  • Melons
  • Rice
  • Beverages with electrolytes
  • Broth
  • Diluted fruit juices

Foods and ingredients that need avoiding:

  • Beans
  • Raw vegetables
  • Breads, pastas, and other starches
  • Dairy products
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Soda
  • Lactose
  • Gluten

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