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Crohn’s Super Food – Tuna

In the realm of Crohn’s nutrition, there are these specific examples that practically define the goals of the Crohn’s diet, which are to decrease pain and bathroom usage. So, one can eat as much as one may want of these foods, called super foods, thanks to its high nutrient density that gives off energy to the host improve health both digestive and overall to diminishing Crohn’s symptoms, and generally make one feel “good,” physically, which will, in turn, boost emotional health, creating an overall more healthy and happy person.

Moreover, the low residue, or low texture density, which basically means softer foods such as steamed vegetables or liquids as opposed to fibrous raw veggies or nuts, of these super foods leads to slower digestion that is generally healthy but will also discourage flare ups and/or not make current flare ups worse, and decrease bathroom usage, a critical problem when it comes to a social, normal life.

Major example of Crohn’s disease diet super foods is the protein tuna. Tuna fish comes whole or canned, though whole is traditionally better as there may be processed oils or flavors in canned tuna, which is generally bad. Processed contents contain simple sugars. These sugars feed the bad bacteria in the gut to the point that causes excessive pain and bathroom usage.

From a perspective other than a Crohn’s nutrition one, tuna is rich in vitamin d, and has high protein, which gives energy and builds muscle. Actually, protein is always being searched for for those with Crohn’s since most proteins are either not too lean, are acidic, or may contain processed contents, not to mention possible fiber. Other benefits include omega three fatty acids, which Is a health benefit for multiple reasons, including heart health and arthritis.

Protein is the best thing in the Crohn’s diet because it comes with all the benefits that carbs come with, just in a healthier manner. The reason why carbohydrates are craved so much,besides the fact that the overwhelming amount of bad bacteria in the gut may crave it causing its host to in turn crave such carbs rich in simple sugars, is that it gives off energy. Although carbs give off energy quickly, protein gives it slowly. However, when eaten correctly, protein can give more energy, though it may come little later, and will last longer.

Note that there is mercury in tuna, so eat in moderation and never raw, such as in sushi.

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