IBD and diet

Food is essential for everybody and is usually one of life’s pleasures. If you have IBD, you may find that certain foods affect your symptoms, or that digesting some foods may be difficult. However, the importance of good nutrition remains the same. Some people may find it helpful to alter their diet slightly, but do remember that everyone is different - IBD is a very individual condition and what works for others may not suit you.

You may also wonder whether food or diet plays a role in causing your illness or treating your symptoms. This section looks at some of the most frequently asked questions about food and IBD, and provides background information on digestion and healthy eating for people with IBD. We hope you will find it helpful.