4. Raw Produce
Sadly, raw fruits and vegetables are not a healthy option for seniors with Crohn’s disease. These foods contain large quantities of insoluble fiber that cannot be digested by the intestines. This can increase bowel movement issues and bloating. You can lower fiber content to tolerable levels by cooking produce and removing the skins.
5. Fatty Foods
Foods that are high in fat, such as fried foods, cream sauces, or even fatty cuts of steak, are normally absorbed at a very slow rate in the small intestine. However, for people with Crohn’s disease the digestive process is impaired even further by fat, which is why they end up with excessive cramping or diarrhea.
Although your loved one may have dietary restrictions, he or she can still maintain a healthy diet and overall lifestyle. Call Home Care Assistance of Omaha at (402) 204-5991 to learn more about nutrition and the role it plays in senior wellness. We are a leading provider of Omaha elderly care that teaches seniors how to establish balanced routines consisting of healthy diet, daily exercise, and socialization in the comfort of home. Set up a no-obligation consultation today to learn how we can help your senior loved one.