3 recipes using vegan foods for Crohn’s disease patients
According to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, about 1.6 million americans have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and in 2010, there were 187,000 hospitalizations specifically for Crohn’s disease, a type of IBD. Recently, the scientific community is looking more into the role of diet in keeping ‘IBDs’, such as crohn’s disease at bay. So, below are 3 recipes, using vegan foods, that have been shown to have healing outcomes in Crohn’s disease patients.
Using foods for the purpose of healing Crohn’s disease patients, is becoming the way to go about Crohn's disease and its symptoms. Recently, it has been reported that sweet potato, banana and coconut are, some of the healing foods, ideal for Crohn’s disease patients. So, the 3 recipes below are using the foods aforementioned, proven to help ease the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.
1) Strawberry, banana and coconut smoothie
3 cups fresh Strawberries
1 large banana
1/2 cup Coconut Water
Take off the top of the strawberries and peel the banana. Put everything in a blender along with a few ice cubes if your fruits are not cold, and blend till smooth. Taste and add a sweetener if you like, but I didn't feel the need. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
2) vegan sweet potato and pumpkin soup
500 g pumpkin, cubed
1 large sweet potato (max. 280 g), peeled and in cubes
200 ml coconut milk
25 – 1.5 litre vegetable stock (make sure you use stock that is low FODMAP)
A pinch of cayenne pepper
½ tsp powdered paprika
¼ tsp oregano
Pepper and salt
Blend ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
3) Quinoa, coconut and coriander salad
1 cup Cooked Quinoa
1 grated carrot
1 stalk finely chopped celery
Handful (1/3 cup) chopped coriander
Mix together to make up a salad
60ml lemon juice
60ml extra virgin olive oil
Oreganum, salt and pepper to taste.
Note that all ingredients listed in the recipes above, are using foods considered safe for IBD sufferers, under which are Crohn’s disease patients. But, because every person reacts differently to certain foods, the best way to go about it, is to try each ingredient in small portions and see if your body is able to tolerate each specific food. It is important to also read testimonies of people who have been successful in managing crown's disease through diet.
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