Ulcerative Colitis and Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Colitis Diet - Sweet Potato

Out of desperation to find something easy to cook that filled me up during my worst flare-up I decided to try a sweet potato. I'd never eaten them before but after doing some research I realised they are different to 'normal' potatoes, so decided to give it a try.

I boiled and mashed them, then added a small amount of sea salt and olive oil butter; eating with chicken baked in the oven. I had no reaction to it (normal potato makes my transverse colon ache - I think it might be the amount of starch). I was really happy to find that a day or so later, my stool went from soft/liquid to much firmer. This continued as long as I ate sweet potatoes.

Info on sweet potatoes says they contain complex carbs and therefore take longer to break down - this means they supply energy over a longer period of time; like porridge.

Sweet Potatoes seem to get a good report from everyone! They are a very good source of Vitamin A and also contain Vitamin B-6, C as well as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

It's worth remembering that there are different types of Sweet Potato, I've had a look at pictures of them and the easiest way to distinguish the ones I eat are that they're orange on the inside, as seen in the photo.