Lately I have been getting much better at detecting signs and symptoms of my ulcerative colitis. Now I should mention right away that I am medication free for about two weeks now, which I am so pumped about. But I want to talk about eating habits, and in particular fruit within your diets.
I have always been a big advocate of fruit, especially since it can have such great sweetness. I always have been drinking a home made morning smoothie almost everyday for quite some time now, about one and a half years. What I am beginning to notice is that when I eat an extra large amount of fruit, lets say an entire freshly cut up pineapple(like I am known to do) there is always a chance that later on that day or the next day I can see how my stools will start to become less formed. I am so happy that my ulcerative colitis symptoms are very close to remission, and I want to keep things that way. But, I am afraid that excessive amounts of fruit are not great, and even may be getting the gut bacteria in my colon all riled up and out of control.
So, my solution to limiting fruits ability to act up in large amounts is pretty simple. I have decided to limit my intake of fruit. If on some days I notice that I am potentially starting to show signs of looser bowel movements or an extra time or two to the bathroom, I simply skip fruit for the next 24 hours and it seems to do the trick. Nothing too scientific here, just doing some simple food elimination to help out my ulcerative colitis. Let me know if you share this thought with yourself.