A nutritious diet is especially important for people with irritable bowel disease (IBD), since they may be at increased risk of malnutrition.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America says possible benefits of a nutritious diet include:
- Fewer symptoms of IBD.
- Reduced risk of iron or calcium deficiency.
- Improved bone health.
- Healthier body weight.
- Better regulation of hormone levels in girls and women.