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Diet Plan of Ulcerative Colitis Patients


Recommended Ulcerative Colitis Diet

Avoided Ulcerative Colitis Diet 

Milk Products

Curd, buttermilk, paneer



Cauliflower, Carrot, Potato, Pumpkin, Brinjal, Gourd

Capsicum, Sarso Saag, Methi, Raddish, Raw Salads, Okara, Arbi, Cabbage


Banana, Papaya, Apple, Chikkoo, Water Melon

Grapes, Mango, Guava


Filtered /Boiled Water, Tea with Little Milk, Orange Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Mosambi Juice, Lemon Water, Nimbu Pani

Alcohol, Coffee, Milk Shake, Soft drinks & Cold Drinks


Almonds (Soaked / Peeled), Dried Raisin.

Cashew Nut, Walnut, Chilgosa, GroundNut, Jaggery.


Mint Chutney. Coconut Chutney

Green Chillies, Vinegar, Tomato Ketchup, All Type Of Pickles.


Boiled Rice, Wheat Flour, Roasted Bread, Corn Flour, Black Gram Flour.



Pure and Vanaspati Ghee, Refined Oil, Coconut Oil, Butter

Mustard Oil and Til Oil.


Boiled Eggs 1-2/ Week, Roasted Chicken.

Fish, Meat

Foods to be avoided in an active Ulcerative Colitis diet (Flare Up)

There are several foods, which are best avoided during a flare-up of Ulcerative Colitis diet – or when Colitis is active (i.e. blood or mucous in the stools). These are mainly foods that include an either high amounts of insoluble fibre or very high amounts of dairy fats:

  • Cabbage/sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Corn
  • Mushrooms
  • High Bran fibre items – such as wholemeal bread, and high-fibre cereal
  • Tomatoes – especially the seeds
  • Soya Protein
  • Onions – Especially raw onions
  • Cheese/cream (tends to cause excess acid/irritation in the gut)

Nutrition is very important in Ulcerative colitis diet management to prevent malnutrition and extreme weight loss. The Ulcerative colitis diet may vary from person to person depending upon the stage of the disease, for which they may need to consult the doctors at Sushruta Ayurvedic Therapy Center.

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