It is important to understand that during the acute phase of pancreatitis, it is forbidden to drink juices. After the acute phase (remission) of pancreatitis, you can try different juices. We suggest you read below a list of the best juices for pancreatitis and recipes for them.
Pancreatitis is a disease that requires a strict diet, so you should choose not only the products, but also pay attention to drinks. A large number of drinks consumed every day will have to be excluded from the diet if the pancreas is inflamed or the chronic course of pancreatitis is exacerbated. Milk, strong brewed tea, cocoa, coffee should not be consumed. Can I drink juices?
If you think about it, juices contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, few calories and high digestibility. They lack fiber, which is rich in fresh fruits, berries and vegetables. This component is the most dangerous for the pancreas. All juices have their own specific useful properties, which depends on the type of raw materials. For example, carrots support and improve eyesight, with the help of citrus fruits strengthens the immune system, beets cleanse the intestinal tract.
But in addition to the benefits juices can cause harm, because during the acute course or exacerbation of the pancreas is damaged:
- Juices contain organic acids in large quantities, they irritate the mucous membranes of the stomach, forcing it and the pancreas to produce digestive secretion in an increased mode;
- In natural juices there are a lot of carbohydrates, which are easily digested, after drinking the blood glucose level rises, so the BP has to work with an increased load to produce insulin. When pancreatitis is in the acute stage, it is inadmissible in principle, even in remission it is undesirable to consume a lot of light carbohydrates, because in pancreatitis can develop diabetes mellitus;
- Juices can cause fermentation in the intestines, another nuisance from drinking them. Fermentation produces large amounts of gas (flatulence) and causes severe abdominal cramping and pain;
- Juices can provoke an allergic reaction, the BP during an exacerbation is very sensitive to any allergens, and if a person has never had such manifestations, at this time they may occur.
However, it is allowed to drink juices in the presence of pancreatitis, although there are a few rules for this.
EXACERBATION OF CHRONIC PANCREATITIS AND THE ACUTE COURSE OF THE DISEASE: HOW TO CONSUME JUICES AND WHAT
While the disease is in its acute form, any juices in general are prohibited, as they contain a large amount of acids that irritate the mucous membranes and pancreas, with the inflammatory process increases. Doctors recommend not to consume the product, even diluted with water, for about a month from the moment of exacerbation.
However, diluted juices are allowed to use, but only for cooking other dishes, for example, you can boil kissel, make morsels, add to the compote. When heat treating, you need to adhere to the following rule in order to preserve the maximum number of useful substances and vitamins: pour into boiling water, then turn off the stove after 5-10 seconds as the second time it boils. To make the drink sweeter, you can use sweeteners.
When the period of exacerbation of the disease passes into remission, juices can be included in the diet. You should start with diluted juices, if you do not feel worse, the products are well tolerated, it is allowed to drink juices without adding water, but only a little bit. However, it is still better to use them in diluted form, in equal proportions, sugar should not be added. It is possible to make mixes of juices, it is allowed to mix them with yogurt, whey, sour milk and other dairy products.
Fresh juices for pancreatitis
The first requirement is that juices for pancreatitis must be freshly squeezed. Neither canned, frozen, or store-bought will do. Also at first, after an exacerbation, they should be diluted by half with water and gradually switch to pure, but in small amounts. Raw material for their preparation should be chosen scrupulously, stopping at the intact ripe juicy fruits. The juice should be drunk immediately after squeezing.
Tomato juice for pancreatitis. This drink, loved by many people, is unacceptable in acute pancreatitis because of the amber, oxalic, citric, and tartaric organic acids it contains. They stimulate the production of gastric juice and aggressive pancreatic enzymes, aggravating inflammation and contribute to gas formation. The chronic course of the disease allows small portions, if the juice is diluted first with two parts of water, then cooked in equal parts of each. The drink has antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidepressant effects. In its composition contains various trace elements and vitamins.
Recipe: If the juice is well tolerated, you can bring the daily rate to 100 ml of pure juice or 250 ml diluted with a third of water.
Carrot juice for pancreatitis. Freshly squeezed carrot juice tastes very good, in addition, it has a lot of vitamin A, beta-carotene. He brings a lot of benefits to the body: enhances vision, strengthens the immune system, normalizes fat metabolism, prevents cells from aging. Nevertheless, during exacerbations of pathology it can not be taken, because it has a lot of sugar, and for its digestion requires insulin, which is often complicated in inflammation of the pancreas. This can cause the development of diabetes mellitus.
Recipe: During remission, there are no contraindications if you introduce it into the diet gradually, diluting it with water (at first 1:3, gradually increasing the concentration). Carrot juice combines well with others, which makes it possible to prepare delicious and healthy mixes on its basis. And yet it is not suitable for daily use. Half a glass 2-3 times a week is optimal.
Pumpkin juice for pancreatitis. Pumpkin is a useful product, with a peculiar taste, used even in the recipes of haute cuisine. But fresh pumpkin juice is not suitable for pancreatic inflammation. The large amount of organic acids causes fermentation in the intestines, irritating the mucosa even more, provoking an aggravation. Only after the complete elimination of the manifestations of pancreatitis in the diet you can carefully introduce the drink, first diluting with water or other juices, then switching to pure. Thanks to carotene it improves eyesight, potassium - strengthens the heart muscle, antioxidants - provides anti-cancer protection, pectin - removes toxins, harmful cholesterol. In addition, the drink is low-calorie - all this gives it the right to stay in our menu.
Prescription: Depending on tolerance, the maximum daily dose can range from 250-500 ml.
Despite the many useful qualities of this fruit, pomegranate juice in acute pancreatitis is strictly forbidden.
What is good for a healthy person (phytoncides, 15 amino acids, antioxidants), with pancreatic inflammation will further aggravate the painful condition. Therefore, you can drink pomegranate juice only after the complete elimination of symptoms and then in diluted form.
Recipe: You can drink 200-300 ml per day at most.
Aloe is popularly considered a useful herb that cures everything. Due to the content of the substance allontoin, aloe has anti-inflammatory, astringent, anesthetic effects. These qualities give the right to present the plant in many recipes aimed at healing wounds and ulcers, therapy of the digestive tract, in dermatology, gynecology, ophthalmology, cosmetology, etc. Treatment of pancreatitis with aloe juice is based on its effect on bile secretion, which directly depends on the normal operation of the pancreas.
Recipe: Aloe juice in pancreatitis is used in combination with honey after the acute phase.
It is best to take what is known as Zabrus honey, which is in the honeycomb. To seal it, the bees use a special substance secreted by the salivary and wax glands. The composition of this honey is very useful in the treatment of various inflammatory pathologies. The mixture is prepared by mixing 1 tablespoon of honey and the same amount of aloe. Combining them, you can take before meals, but no more than one spoon per day.
Apple juice is the most accessible of all, because this fruit grows in our climatic zone and is well stored in winter. The fruit can be used on the third day of exacerbation in the form of kissels and compotes. Apple juice with pancreatitis is used during remission. For its preparation use juicy sweet ripe fruit.
Recipe: Peel the peel before crushing, then remove the pulp and dilute in the proportion 1:1 with water. Over time, you can also use an undiluted drink, with the exception of commercially produced juices. It is best to drink 1-2 glasses a day an hour after meals, so as not to irritate the mucosa.
- Cherries and grapes;
- Currants and cranberries;
- Pomegranate and beets;
- Grapefruit and lemon;
- Exotic fruits (papaya, mango and similar).
If you use them, then only in the form of dishes, where they are included (kissel, compote), but lemons and cranberries can not be used at all.
We have painted the useful properties of different juices that can be consumed with pancreatitis in the non-acute phase of the disease. But the susceptibility to different juices should be felt individually. Only your body will tell which juice is suitable for the body.
This information is provided by UAMEDTOURS website experts and is not intended to replace medical advice. Consult your doctor for expert advice on your own health.