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Beets for gastritis

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Last reviewed: 24.09.2022
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Paradoxically, the same product can be both beneficial and harmful to health, depending on the diagnosis, the way it is prepared and the method of consumption. A good example of this statement is beets for gastritis. In one case, it promotes the healing of inflammation, erosion inside the organ, in the other it can harm and aggravate the condition. So when can beets beet for gastritis and in what form?

Indications

Beets are baked, boiled, eaten raw, squeezed juice. It can be a separate dish or included as an ingredient in others (hot red borscht and cold beetroot, salad). The concept of "gastritis" implies different conditions of the mucosa and different production of digestive juice. What specific diagnosis is indicated for a vegetable?

Beets for chronic gastritis

The chronic course of gastritis manifests itself with periodic outbreaks of symptoms such as heaviness and pain in the stomach after eating or on an empty stomach, bloating, belching, and sometimes nausea. Such reactions most often occur after alcohol, stress, inappropriate food. Can beets cause such an aggravation?

With gastritis with high acidity, a raw vegetable or its juice is quite capable of causing harm, since its dietary fibers are very coarse, it contains caustic volatile substances, splitting beets releases hydrochloric acid, which is already in excess.

The opposite effect will be baked or boiled. After heat treatment, beets retain their beneficial substances, favorably affecting the walls of the organ: inflammation is removed, damage is healed, and pathogenic microflora is destroyed. A reasonable single dose is 100g, repeated several times a week.

Exactly the same rules for its use in the erosive form of the disease. Raw beets irritate the mucous membrane, it is too aggressive an environment for surface erosion. But bake it in the oven, grate it and season with olive oil - not only tasty, but also healthy.

Beets with atrophic gastritis

Atrophic gastritis is characterized by thinning of the mucous membrane, insufficiency of secretion of gastric juice, gradual atrophy of the excretory glands. The process of digestion of food is sluggish, the motility of the organ is weakened. In this case, just right products that stimulate the production of hydrochloric acid. At the same time, the food should be crushed, delicate in relation to the mucosa.

The best that can be offered from the beet menu in the absence of aggravation is juice, half with cabbage. Drinking in the morning 30-40 minutes before meals and adhering to a special diet, you can restore the functions of the stomach, restore microflora, and get rid of dysbacteriosis.

Beets with exacerbation of gastritis

The acute manifestation of gastritis symptoms makes you take a very responsible approach to nutrition and adhere to all the recommendations of doctors. Do they have a place for beets? The first day of the acute period is generally hungry, followed by eating pureed soups, viscous cereals with the gradual inclusion of boiled vegetables, including beets, in the diet (medical dietary table No. 2).

Its frequent inclusion in the menu can cause a relaxed stool, so from time to time you can eat a small portion of a vegetable grated and sprinkled with vegetable oil.

Benefits

Beets are not only a tasty vegetable, but also healthy. Its main value lies in its low calorie content and high content of nutrients that are not lost during cooking. These are vitamins C, group B; minerals: silicon, zinc, manganese, iron, copper, molybdenum, potassium, calcium, magnesium; amino acids: betaine, arginine, histidine. 

Beets are a rich source of phytochemicals, which include ascorbic acid, carotenoids, phenolic acids, and flavonoids. [1] Beets are also one of the few vegetables that contain a group of biologically active pigments known as betalains. [2] A number of studies have shown that betalains have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in vitro and in various animal models in vivo. [3]This has  [4] sparked interest in the possible role of beets in clinical pathologies characterized by oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, such as liver disease,  [5] arthritis, and even cancer  [6]. [7]

Antioxidants in it prevent cell aging, iron - the development of anemia, a large amount of fiber removes toxins and toxins from the intestines, fights constipation, and promotes digestion.

Contraindications

Beetroot reduces the ability to absorb calcium, so if it is deficient, the root crop is contraindicated. Due to the high content of sugars, it should be used carefully by diabetics, controlling the glycemic index. It is not desirable for urolithiasis, as well as a relaxed stool.

Complications

Complications are possible on the part of the organs, in case of which beets are not recommended in one form or another. The stomach is also able to react negatively to the product, which serves as a reason to exclude it from the diet.

Dish recipes

Many recipes contain boiled or baked beets, so you need to be able to cook them. First, the fruit is washed well, but not cleaned, put in a saucepan, poured with water and set to boil. Depending on its size, it will take 40-60 minutes until fully cooked. You can remove from heat earlier, drain the liquid, pour cold water over it, cover and leave for a while until it reaches.

For baking, the beetroot is peeled, the large one is cut in half, wrapped in foil and placed in the oven. Dishes from it are the most delicious, and you can use it in such recipes:

  • rub on a beetroot grater, season with vegetable oil (can be a side dish for meat or salad);
  • cut beetroot and soft cheese (for example, mozzarella) into small cubes, sprinkle with pine nuts, season with oil;
  • boil the peeled beets, remove from the water, rub on a coarse grater and return back, adding lemon juice. For each portion, collect the composition in a deep plate: cubes of cucumber, boiled egg, boiled meat, chopped herbs and pour beetroot broth, put sour cream. This okroshka goes great in the summer in the heat.

Patients with low acidity can drink beetroot juice: rub a raw vegetable on a fine grater, squeeze the juice through cheesecloth, refrigerate for an hour. Raw beetroot is also used for salads, it stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, digestive enzymes. Here is one of them - vitamin: cut white cabbage, salt and squeeze lightly, rub beets, apples and carrots (raw) there, season with oil.

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