You have just found the best pancreatitis diet tips on the internet. You can begin using these tips today to help quell the inflammation, heal your pancreas and stop the pain, nausea and vomiting.
If you have been eating the same foods you always have, the normal high fat meals full of red meat, pork, duck, goose, butter, oil, mayo, or worse following the directions of a nutritionist it’s time to change or you are heading for more pain and the destruction of your pancreas.
I posted a comment on a thread in my beating pancreatitis support group and I was quite impressed with it (just kidding) so I am posting it for everyone to read.
Here goes …
What Does A Healthy Pancreatitis Diet Look Like?
I am mostly plant based.
A healthy pancreatitis diet looks like colors on a plate. Fruits (except coconut and avocado), vegetables, legumes (except peanuts and garbanzo beans aka chick peas) and white meat fish such as Cod, Pollock, Bass, Crappie, Perch, Rock Fish, Red Snapper, White Albacore Tuna are all good fish choices. Seafood such as lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters, and Scallops are also great choices. High in protein and low in fat.
I eat VERY little fat.
In fact I have been promoting a low fat diet online since around 2007, long before doctors even had a clue diet was important to the healing of a damaged pancreas.
I stay under 20 grams of fat daily. I suggest others do the same or at least 25 grams or less daily and around 5 grams or less per meal. Why No Fat?
I do NOT eat butter, dairy, margarine, oil, mayo, egg yolk, beef, pork, lamb, duck or geese and absolutely no alcohol.
I also avoid avocado, coconut, nuts. seeds (sunflower, flax, pumpkin etc etc) because they are all high fat.
I eat nothing with high fat content no matter how good that fat is suppose to be for me BECAUSE it doesn’t work. And people who are sick find they get well when they avoid FAT and ALCOHOL.
It (alcohol) is in overripe fruit (sugar alcohol), fermented grains (soy sauce is an example), cold remedies (Nyquil, etc), baking products (alcohol, sugar alcohol, vanilla extract), mouth wash (Listerine), even some prescription medications contain alcohol. When you see a word ending in OL beware because it is usually an alcohol.
Beware Of Sugar Alcohols That Lurk In Foods
Sugar alcohols are sweeteners that have about half the calories of regular sugar. They occur naturally in certain fruits and vegetables, but some are man-made and are added to processed foods.
Many foods labeled “sugar free” or “no sugar added” have sugar alcohols in them. You might see these names on the ingredient list:
Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH)
If you noticed two of the above sugar alcohols did not end in OL. These food manufacturers and processors are down right sneaky. And this sneakiness can come back to bite us in the butt if we are not vigilant.
Eating gets complicated when looking for triggers in foods. Food is NOT our friend. One needs to learn to …
Eat in order to live instead of living in order to eat.
Don’t worry about weight loss. instead …
Worry about continued damage due to inflammation from the foods you eat that are high in fat.
Worry about losing your pancreas!