Diet for colitis bowel

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Colitis – unpleasant and very common disease of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation of the colon. Diet for colitis of the bowel in adults should be observed on a mandatory basis. Nutrition recommendations depend on the stage of the disease.

The first phase of the diet

in acute colitis appoint an unloading tea diet. During this period the patient is given warm tea, still mineral water (Borjomi) and saline. Liquid (1-1.5 l) drink in small quantities, distributing it on all day. The optimal duration of this stage: 1-2 days.

The second stage of the diet

after 1-2 days of fasting the patient is transferred to a treatment table 4. Eliminates the use of foods rich in fiber or stimulating bile secretion. This category includes:
• sour Cream, cheese, milk
• Dairy and vegetable soups
• Rich broth
• Bold variety of poultry, meat and fish
• Grilled or stewed meat.
• Sausages, canned food, smoked products
• Salty and smoked fish
• Eggs, hard-boiled or fried in fat
• Fresh vegetables, fruits and berries
• Fruits
• Sweets
• Grape juice
• Carbonated and chilled drinks

Recommended for colitis bowel shabby food. Products are steamed or boiled. You need to eat 5-6 times a day.

the basis of the diet are:
• Wheat crackers
• Soups prepared on a weak, fat-free broth (you can add pre-cooked meatballs)
• Mucous decoctions of semolina and rice
• Steam or boiled dishes from fish, poultry, meat (when cooking cutlets instead of bread use boiled rice)
• Pureed porridge (buckwheat, rice, oats), cooked with water or weak broth
• steam Protein omelet (eggs can be added in meals but in limited quantities)
• Freshly made sour curd (his wipe or steam cook soufflé)
• butter (filling food)
• Jelly, broth hips, decoction of blueberry, cocoa on water, tea, weak black coffee

The third phase of the diet

as of the improvement (in 5-6 days) the patient is transferred to a diet number 4-b. Diet Supplement:
• Stale white bread, dry biscuits
• Finely chopped vegetables containing little fat (they are added to soups)
• Cooked cereals (cereal boiled in water or diluted milk)
• Well-cooked pasta
• a dish of beef, veal, rabbit, chicken, fish in the form of steam meatballs, meatballs, souffle, rolls
• Dairy products, mild cheese, low-fat milk (limited)
• Tea
• Mousses, jams, preserves
• Mature berries (limited)

Exclude products
• Any fresh bread
• Baking pastry
• Milk soups
• Soup, pickle, soup
• Bold variety of poultry, meat and fish
• Smoked meats, canned food, sausage
• milk
• Dairy products with high acidity
• Bold and sharp cheeses
• Eggs, hard-boiled or fried in fat
• Barley and wheat
• Cabbage, radishes, beets, garlic, radishes, onions, sorrel
• hot sauces and condiments
• Chocolate, ice cream, honey
• Carbonated and chilled drinks
• Grapes, plums, apricots, watermelon

For the duration of this phase may take several weeks or several months – it all depends on the condition of the patient (the doctor will give the necessary advice).

After this restriction is gradually removed: the products do not wipe the meat is served with a piece, the range of vegetables and fruit expand, introducing diet various dairy products.


In colitis diet brings substantial relief – the main condition is the gradual expansion. It is extremely important to listen to the doctor and to your own feelings.