Is Mexican Food OK With Ulcerative Colitis?:
I sure think you can. In fact, I eat Mexican food about 3-4 times per week. Here is what we had yesterday afternoon.
Chicken & Steak Tacos
Here are the ingredients:
BBQ Steak ( some carne asada meat from the local Mexican market across town
CORN Tortillas ( I think this is the most important part since the diet can not tolerate wheat. STAY AWAY FROM FLOUR TORTILLAS PLEASE)
chopped Cilantro (my wife hates the cilantro, I love it and always have)
Pico De Gallo Salsa, this is the hearty lots of tomato salsa
Salsa Verde (aka Green Salsa, and somewhat spicy)
some fresh lime juice
there were refried beans, but I stay away from that, also we did not use any cheese.
I washed this all down with a cup of orange juice too. My friend and wife had beer, but I steer clear of that these days with the new diet. I can tell you as well, that since I had a bowel movement a few hours ago, everything worked out just as expected, sure can’t wait to have tacos once again.
I started site shortly after being diagnosed in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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Why does your diet have no wheat?? (I’ve been wondering this the whole time!! because I eat a LOT of wheat. Like bread, pastas (a lot of pastas). Is pasta not good for ulcerative colitus at all? Please let me know!!)
Wheat is not part of the SCD Diet. And many other diets who try to eliminate inflammation in the digestive system highly recommend cutting out wheat as well. Unfortunately, its very hard for many people to eat and properly digest wheat.