Diet for the pancreas
One of the most important organs of the digestive system, which allows it to function smoothly, is the pancreas. It produces both digestive enzymes and hormones (insulin and glucagon), which in turn regulate blood sugar levels. In order for the organ to function properly, it is necessary to properly "feed" it.
There are products that allow the pancreas to better cope with its functions, maintain it in its normal state, which has a beneficial effect on human health in general.
Sea kale, which improves digestion and helps to cleanse the digestive tract. In addition, it is rich in iodine, potassium, calcium and iron;
Everyone knows about the benefits of fruits, but it is for the pancreas that oranges, kiwi and apples are useful. They are rich in vitamins B, C, A, potassium and calcium. Apples, thanks to pectin, bind toxins and naturally remove them from the body. Kiwi contains substances that participate in insulin metabolism. Also, this exotic fruit is not deprived of phosphorus, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. You can supplement your diet with lemons, garnets and limes;
If you go to the groats, then to regulate the pancreas will help millet. The substances that enter into its composition take part in the synthesis of insulin. In addition, millet is rich in vitamin B and beneficial microelements. Diversify the menu will help oatmeal and buckwheat;
Nuts, namely walnuts, due to the polyunsaturated fatty acids entering into their composition, contribute to the production of pancreatic juice, thereby improving digestion.
If necessary, to maintain the gland in a healthy state, you need to include onions in your daily diet green, and onion, but not raw. More vegetables will benefit carrots and beets, zucchini and pumpkin, sweet pepper;
It is important to remember about dried fruits: prunes and dried apricots;
Useful meat products include chicken, veal and beef, and also by-products: beef liver and beef tongue;
You need to include in your diet red fish, dorado, zander, sea bass, sea tongue and perch, do not forget about the squid;
Necessarily, the menu should contain oils, preferably olive and corn, but sunflower does not harm the pancreas;
It is important to daily use sour-milk products: yogurt, kefir, yogurt, ryazhenka. Qualitative cheeses and eggs will be useful;
Macaroni lovers need to choose products from durum wheat, such side dishes will not harm the pancreas;
Of spirits, you can sometimes afford a dry grape or plum wine, tequila and cognac;
As soft drinks it is better to choose teas: green, black, chamomile, from rose hips.
However, if there are already problems with the pancreas, then it is better to forget about alcohol in any of its forms. Also, you should limit some useful but excessively sweet foods: cherries, honey. It is better not to eat chilled dishes, let them be at room temperature, or moderately hot.
In order for the pancreas to work without failures, it is necessary to limit as much as possible the intake of the following foods and foods into the body:
Sugar and baked pastries. The increased burden on the body, which is given by excessively sweet foods, and the baking difficult for digestion can eventually lead to the development of diabetes mellitus. Rizhsky and Borodinsky grades of bread will strengthen gas formation;
Alcohol leads to a narrowing of the blood vessels, to their spasm in all organs, including the pancreas. As a consequence – atrophy of cells, indigestion and the development of diabetes. Beer is especially harmful;
It is better to remove coffee and soda from drinks, such as Pepsi, lemonade, etc.;
The salt in any form of it delays the fluid and leads to an increase in blood pressure. And hypertension is the cause of pancreatic vessel injury;
Smoked products, all kinds of sausages and sausages negatively affect the work of the digestive tract, exerting an irritating effect on the pancreas;
Do not be too addicted to beans, tomatoes and potatoes, as well as such sweet berries as raspberries, strawberries and strawberries;
It is necessary to reduce the consumption of vinegar and its containing marinades, sauces and mayonnaise;
It's better to forget about the ice cream containing a lot of refractory fats;
Tobacco smoking is also very detrimental to the pancreas.
Е1442 and Е1422 – a blow to the pancreas!
Without food additives, it is impossible to imagine any modern product lying on store shelves.
However, there are some that you should avoid if you do not want to disrupt the pancreas:
E 1422. It is nothing more than a modified starch, yet it can be found under the name "acetylated dicrchmaladipate". It is used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier. Therefore, you need to see that it was not in the composition of yoghurts and other fermented milk products, in sauces and canned food. The danger for the pancreas is that the food additive Е1422 according to some data is capable of causing a dangerous disease of pancreatic necrosis. This is a severe pathology, in which the pancreas begins to digest itself, resulting in the death of its cells. Pancreatic necrosis is dangerous not only for health, but for human life;
E 1442. Another harmful thickener is E 1442, it can also be found under the name "oxypropylated dicarumphosphate". Since this additive is not prohibited for use in the Russian Federation, it can be found in products such as glazed sweet curds, cream, yogurt, ice cream, instant soups, canned foods with sardines and mackerel. The same additive is often used for the conservation of vegetables and fruits. Starch Е1442 – a real blow to the pancreas, as it is not able to produce enzymes for its cleavage. This threatens the development, at least, pancreatitis, and as a maximum – pancreatic necrosis.
There are products that can be consumed in pancreatitis (in chronic form or in remission), and there are those that are needed.
Such useful products include:
Brussels sprouts. It has a beneficial effect on the mucosa of the pancreas, soothing the irritated tissues of the body. In order for it to be better absorbed, Brussels sprouts are best stewed. In fresh form with pancreatitis, it should not be consumed. Its chemical composition, which includes vitamin C, vitamins B1, PP, B2, helps fight pancreatitis. This is an ideal dietary product, which does not put pressure on the diseased organ, so stewed cabbage can be consumed in large quantities;
Useful for pancreatitis will be a baked or braised zucchini. It contains no essential oils that will irritate the pancreas. There are no coarse dietary fibers that make digestion difficult. Dishes from a zucchini are almost completely digested by the gastrointestinal tract and do not load it. Therefore, if a person has chronic pancreatitis, then zucchini can be eaten in boiled, baked and stewed and not fear that the disease will worsen because of this useful vegetable;
Another "relative" of the zucchini is a pumpkin. It is also recommended for consumption as one of the most useful products for people with pancreatitis. Its benefits are as follows: pumpkin neutralizes hydrochloric acid, has a soft and soft structure, does not contain a lot of fiber. At the same time, it includes carotene, potassium, B vitamins, magnesium, copper, iron and pectins. This vegetable is ideal for feeding patients with pancreatitis;
Oats in any form. Especially useful is oatmeal.
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There are a variety of dietary menus for people who want to maintain their pancreas in the norm.
Those who already have pathologies of this body or want to avoid them, you can use the following approximate nutrition scheme:
Breakfast consists of buckwheat, millet, rice or oat porridge to choose from. You can supplement it with fruits: kiwi, apples, oranges, lemons. Or any berries, except raspberries, strawberries and strawberries;
The snack may consist of crackers, cucumber salad, or carrots, beets and other permitted vegetables;
For lunch, rice, pearl, vegetable soup or borscht without frying will suit. On the second it is desirable to choose stewed vegetables, preferably with a predominance of Brussels or other cabbage, supplemented with low-fat meat. As an ideal dessert, walnuts can be served with a small addition of honey (not during the exacerbation period);
Supper follows, for example, pasta from whole wheat varieties with chicken sauce, fish soup with vegetables, fish casserole or egg omelet.
As drinks should serve unsweetened teas, fruit berries, fruit compotes and, of course, pure water.
When pancreatitis is important to drink plenty of water, so say the doctors. But for what it is necessary to do, they do not explain. In fact, water helps to digest food, as it "dilutes" it and facilitates the digestion process. The oxygen contained in it is quickly absorbed into the blood and carried to every organ, including the pancreas. But it is important to consume pure water, not tea, coffee, compote or juice.
It should not be cold or hot, room temperature is optimal. Another important condition – under the ban, any carbonated water, even mineral water. You can drink ordinary water when a person is comfortable – before meals, during meals or even after a meal, contrary to the popular belief that it will interfere with digestion.
Most people do not pay attention to how they chew food. However, doctors say that this is no less important than the choice of the products themselves. A thorough chewing will help not only to prevent the development of pancreatitis, but also to avoid frequent exacerbations of the disease.
It is important to remember that the process of digestion begins already in the mouth. So it is inherent in nature. Swallowing a whole piece at once, a person places an exorbitant load on the whole gastrointestinal tract in general, and on the pancreas in particular. In order to understand how carefully every chew should be chewed, it is enough to take an ordinary piece of bread. Putting it in your mouth, you need to start working with jaws. Chew should be until the sweet taste in the mouth appears. This is due to the fact that the saliva has decomposed the starch to glucose. Now you can swallow.
Meticulous chewing of all food greatly facilitates the work of the pancreas. It is important to train yourself to eat this way constantly, and make at least 40 chewing movements with jaws. This useful habit will become a real weapon in the fight against pancreatitis. And the extra pounds will go away, because the feeling of saturation will come much faster.
The author of the article: Diet Doctor, Kuzmina Vera Valerievna, specially for the site
The pancreas is an important organ of the digestive system, with a mixed function: external (exocrine) and internal (endocrine). The function of external secretion consists in the isolation of pancreatic juice, which contains digestive enzymes necessary for the complete digestion of food. Endocrine function.
The spread of chronic pancreatitis occurs as a result of a protracted inflammatory process that occurs in the pancreas. Men are more likely to have the disease than 40, but in recent years there has been an increase in the incidence of chronic pancreatitis in women, in younger people.
The pancreas is an internal organ that is necessary for the assimilation of glucose that enters the human body with food. It releases hormones such as glucagon and insulin, as well as other enzymes and hormones necessary to properly digest food. Inflammation of this body is called pancreatitis. If the enzymes stagnate.
Pancreatitis is not a disease that you can safely forget and wait for an independent recovery of the pancreas. If there is even a suspicion of this pathology, then one should consult a doctor without delay. Depending on the severity of the disease, it can be treated both at home and in the hospital.
The most common cause of pancreatitis is inadequate nutrition with an abundance of fatty and spicy foods and alcohol abuse. This disease is characterized by shingles in the epigastric region of the abdomen, which can give back. Unlike stomach ulcers, pain is not accompanied by heartburn, it does not increase.
The pancreas is an organ of internal secretion that produces glycogen, insulin and pancreatic juice. The first is a reserve nutrient for the body. It is a kind of reserve of energy that is used by the body if necessary.
Inflammation of the pancreas, or simply pancreatitis – one of the most unpleasant and difficult to treat GIT diseases. Its occurrence is promoted by bad habits and an unhealthy diet saturated with fats and nutritional supplements. That is why under the influence of the modern urban image.
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