I think salad is great for colitis. No, I don’t think salad is bad.
But I didn’t always think that way. Ever since starting the SCD diet, a few things are for certain. And one of those is that I eat a whole bunch more salad than ever before. It surely isn’t because I am turning into a vegetarian, and it’s not because I watched the Food Inc. movie and got all creepped out on some things.
The reason I am chowing so many salads these days is because ever since August 11th 2009, I went on the SCD diet and salad for me just makes sense, and I think it tastes pretty good. As long as you do one thing. ADD SOME GRILLED MEATS TO IT. Steak, chicken, fish if you like that on your salad, I don’t know, something, especially since there’s good protein in that too.
I remember when I wondered if it was a bad idea to eat salad with my colitis because it might be hard on my ulcerative colitis intestines. But, for me, its seems to be just fine. It also finds a way to turn into a nice hard poop quite often, and that is just great isn’t it.
So here is a video about dinner tonight, a nice little grilled chicken salad, with tiny SCD cheat as there is some brown sugar in the salad dressing, and probably a minor minor cheat somewhere else if you count the 1 milligram of blue cheese I dropped in while making the salad at the salad bar.
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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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