Can I eat bananas with pancreatitis?
Banana is an exotic fruit, which is now literally the second bread not only for the people of South America and Africa, but also for our compatriots. People love and appreciate it for its pleasant taste and useful properties. But is it possible to eat bananas in pancreatitis? After all, they contain complex hard-to-digest carbohydrates and in no way belong to the number of dietary products.
And yet - can or not?
Bananas have a fairly tender and soft structure, which is not capable of harming even the injured organs of the digestive tract. Therefore, the question of whether it is possible to vary the menu of the patient with pancreatitis with these exotic fruits, in most cases doctors respond positively. However, at the same time certain conditions are stipulated, non-observance of which is fraught with serious complications.
Bananas and acute pancreatitis
Naturally, during the attack of the disease and the first days after it, no bananas can be spoken of. However, this exotic fruit is recommended by nutritionists to begin a return to normal diet for patients with pancreatitis.
A few days after the withdrawal of the attack, doctors allow patients to drink juice diluted with boiled water. However, it is impossible to squeeze juice from bananas independently, and the products that are presented on the shelves of stores, probably contains dyes, preservatives or flavors that can cause a reaction from the inflamed pancreas. Therefore, it is better to choose other drinks, and to introduce bananas into the diet as such in about a week or slightly more after exacerbation. It is recommended to eat fruit in a baked or grated form in an amount not more than one piece per day.
Bananas with pancreatitis in remission
If we are talking about a period of persistent remission, then the use of bananas for food becomes much more. However, the quantitative requirement remains - do not eat more than one fruit a day.
For patients with pancreatitis, dessert varieties of bananas are preferred. It is best to eat them in the morning, because these fruits are absorbed long enough. And it is not recommended to mix fruit.
So, in what kinds can you eat bananas with suffering pancreatitis during remission? There are many options:
- mashed bananas;
- baked bananas;
- fruit cocktail: a very tasty drink that is prepared easily: it is enough to mix half of the fruit and half a liter of curdled milk, kefir or ryazhenka in the blender (whole milk is not recommended, this product can aggravate the situation if there are problems with the pancreas);
- compote, made from dried bananas;
- additive to cereal or souffle;
- bananas, cut into small pieces.
How can a banana affect the health of a patient with pancreatitis?
The effect of banana on the human body, suffering from pancreatitis, can be both neutral and positive, and negative. If you comply with all the rules and regulations for eating this fruit, then the following points occur:
- bananas have a pronounced anti-edematous effect, stimulating the excretion of excess fluids from the body;
- the substances contained in bananas have a positive effect on mood, and, consequently, on the overall well-being of patients;
- soft and delicate structure of the fruit does not irritate the mucous membranes of the digestive tract.
But such unpleasant consequences from the use of banana patients with pancreatitis are possible, such as:
- the emergence of eructations (bananas activate the process of escape of gases from the intestine);
- occurrence of flatulence;
- sometimes the appearance of diarrhea;
- occurrence of gastric spasms.
Well, and, of course, the probability of individual banana intolerance to humans is not excluded. And then, regardless of whether he suffers pancreatitis or not, he is provided with rather serious problems. However, if the pancreas is inflamed, these allergic reactions may have even more severe complications.
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