What can I eat to gain weight with Crohn’s?
Too often we hear from people with Crohn’s who are eating lots of ice cream, bagels and cookies to gain weight. These foods might add calories, but they also weaken our immune system and lead to inflammation and a sick, unbalanced gut microbiota. Plus, they rarely result in desired weight gain. Instead of highly processed junk and sweets, choose foods high in healthy fats and protein.
Instead, eat more avocados, nut butters (e.g. almond butter), olives, olive oil, coconut oil, plain coconut yogurt, chicken, salmon and other fatty fish. Smoothies can be a great way to include more healthy calories in your diet. Consider making a high calorie, high protein smoothie with banana, almond butter, avocado, oats, and other nutritious fruits and vegetables.
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