Could Crohn’s disease be cured by a plant-based diet?
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease which is also know as IBD. It causes abdominal pain and also severe diarrhoea. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease, but a new study suggests that a plant-based diet may succeed in putting the disease in remission.
Health experts advise people to consume more plant-based diets as it’s much more healthy than consuming meat. According to researches, plant-based diets that consist of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancer and also, prevent diabetes.
According to a report published on National Centre for Biotechnology Information, approximately 593,000 to 780,000 people in the United States (US) have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD), and an additional 33,000 are diagnosed yearly.
Newly emerged evidence claims that a plant-based diet could possibly cure Crohn’s disease.
As determined by a new case study, published in the journal Nutrients, a young man with Crohn’s disease, who was in his late 20s, achieved complete remission after eliminating meats and processed foods while he adopted a plant-based diet. This study justifies the fact that a plant-based diet helps you to liver longer and healthier.
Dr. Hana Kahleova, a study co-author and the director of clinical research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, said in a press release, “This case study supports the idea that food really is medicine. Not only does it show that eating a high-fiber, plant-based diet could help lead to Crohn’s disease remission, but all the ‘side effects’ are good ones, including a reduced risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.”
(Reference: Healthline, Medical News Today)