By Granite Peaks Gastroenterology
Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to give your body the right kind of fuel for good health and healthy weight management. In general, maintaining a healthy weight puts less pressure on the gastrointestinal (GI) system, decreasing symptoms for many GI conditions.
However, some healthy foods can cause increased symptoms for individuals suffering with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Celiac disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Raw vegetables, whole wheat or grains, and high-fructose fruits can aggravate the gut, increasing unpleasant symptoms because the body may have a harder time digesting such foods.
The goal is to eat the healthiest diet that agrees with your system to obtain the best nutrition while avoiding uncomfortable symptoms. Good nutrition supports the entire body and balancing a nutritious diet within the limits of your body’s digestive tolerance levels will achieve good health and a good GI state.
If you or someone you know has gastrointestinal issues, consult one of the gastroenterology specialists at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology. If you have a condition that may require adjustment to your diet, they can help you make the right choices to live a healthy life without the discomfort of GI symptoms.