Salicylates in Food

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Gargamel
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Salicylates in food, can it worsen ulcerative colitis symptoms?

I have noticed that certain foods make me ill - I think its either because there high in acidity or high in Salicylates...

I'll have to experiment to find that out exactly who is the culprit...

G

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 1/31/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I would say if you know you're allergic or sensitive to them....then consider doing your own experiment.

I would say they wouldn't cause a problem with UC, but some symptoms could be exacerbated if you're already in a flare.

Remember that not all salicylates are the same or have the same side effects. 

This is a good site to list salicylates in food.  Keep us posted.

http://www.foodcanmakeyouill.co.uk/sali/salfood.htm

q

 


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