Ok - I don't google but I do "ask.com". Anyway, I ask about sugar and UC and got three answers - saw many more saying about same thing. Of course, I know too much sugar - too much of a lot of things is bad for us in many way. I do eat very lowfat because my body does not process fat well. Here are part of the articles...many of the other foods I cannot tolerate but sugar is not one of them...I am surprised that I am not diabetic - sugar remains under 100. I am obese but have been for most of 60 years. Hey, I will probably die of something like getting hit by a truck. However, I am trying to eat more balanced and less sugar - certainly good for me!
"Some studies have shown that high sugar intake is associated with an increase in risk for UC.1 2 Other research has failed to find any association between UC and sugar intake.3 4 Until more is known, persons with inflammatory bowel diseases, including UC, should consider limiting their intake of sugar.
Despite the fact there is no scientific proof, many people with ulcerative colitis have found that one or more of the following foods can trigger their GI symptoms:
alcohol - do not drink any
caffeine - Does not bother me
carbonated beverages -bother me
dairy products, if lactose intolerant no problems
dried beans, peas, and legumes bother me
dried fruits, berries, fruits with pulp or seeds bother
foods containing sulfur or sulfate no problems
foods high in fiber, including whole-grain products do not eat
hot sauce, pepper
meats no problems lowfat
nuts, crunchy nut butters eat only smooth pb
products containing sorbitol (sugar-free gum and candies) give me D
raw vegetables very small amounts
refined sugar no problems
spicy foods, sauces
"Healthcare providers recommend that people with ulcerative colitis avoid foods that seem to worsen symptoms. Because each person is different, it's important for you to take an active role in finding out which, if any, foods tend to make your symptoms worse.
Avoiding these foods and eating a nutritious diet may help control your symptoms, but these healthy choices will probably need to be made for life. If you are able to control your disease by changing the foods you eat, you may not need to take medications.
Some people with ulcerative colitis find that the following foods seem to make their symptoms worse:
Caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, some teas, and some soft drinks
Certain raw fruits and vegetables, especially broccoli, cabbage, apples, and carrots.
If raw fruits and vegetables cause you problems, you may want to try them cooked. Or, you can try to find other fruits and vegetables that don't make your symptoms worse.
Other foods that make ulcerative colitis symptoms worse in some people include:
Artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol or mannitol
High-fat foods, such as butter, red meat, avocados, nuts, and fried foods.
Eating smaller, more frequent meals may also help you feel better."
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Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
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