Diet and Nutrition

How Foods and Fats Can Impact Crohn's Disease

Good fats and bad fats are extremely different

Unsaturated fats (“good” fats) can help to lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. These healthy fats are broken down into monounsaturated fatty acids or polyunsaturated fatty acids that the body needs to maintain cellular structures and function properly.

Unlike healthy fats, “bad” fats are saturated fats and trans fats. Saturated fats are found in animal products like meat, eggs, whole milk and cheeses. Trans fats can be found in packaged processed foods like cookies and snack cakes. Saturated and trans fats both increase your risk for high cholesterol and heart disease.