The choice of food offal for patients suffering from inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract is very limited. The fact is that many offal in pancreatitis can cause a sharp deterioration in well-being. In small quantities, they are allowed to enter the menu only at the recovery stage, during the expansion of the diet. It is highly advisable to buy such products from trusted sellers or manufacturers.
Offal for pancreatitis: what can and what can not?
First of all, offal refers to the internal and low-value parts of the animal carcass. This category includes the liver and kidneys, heart, brain (including bone marrow), udder and lungs, tails and ears, stomach, head, skin, etc.
On the basis of offal, the bulk of meat and some culinary products are produced. For example, the liver, lungs and heart are added to fillings for pies, casseroles, pies and sausages. Kidneys, tongue, soft tissues of the head, skin, udder are used for the preparation of canned food, smoked products, and sausages. Many by-products are often included in pates, second-rate and liver sausages, and brawn.
From such parts as the tongue or bone marrow, even gourmet restaurant dishes are prepared: they are served with herbs, fruit purees, sauces and even nuts.
Dietary nutrition also involves the use of offal. However, pancreatitis is a disease, especially "whimsical" to food. Moreover, these products contain a large percentage of cholesterol, which is especially undesirable in case of damage to the pancreas.
Gastroenterologists consider only such types of offal as chicken liver and tongue to be relatively safe for pancreatitis. In order to avoid aggravation of the disease, these products are allowed to be administered only at the stage of stable remission. If we are talking about sausages, then it is generally better not to mention them in the diet. But if you are absolutely sure of the reliability of the manufacturer, then only the highest grade milk sausages, diabetic or doctor's sausages are allowed - at the recovery stage and in small quantities.
Any other offal in pancreatitis is best avoided.
Sausage with pancreatitis
Many sausages today, unfortunately, do not hold water: the standard ingredients in them have long been considered not meat, but by-products, soy protein, starch and flour (including bone), as well as a lot of chemical additives. It is very, very difficult to choose a high-quality and even more so dietary product for pancreatitis. In principle, the use of any sausages by patients must be approved by a doctor. It is easy to harm health, but recovery from pancreatitis is quite complicated and lengthy.
How to choose the right sausage and how to use it?
- Focus on the manufacturer, up to visiting the factory and personally monitoring the quality of production. Sometimes some businesses arrange "open days" or post demo videos on the Internet. In addition, you can often find the results of test purchases of sausages from various well-known manufacturers.
- A quality product will not be cheap and cannot have a long shelf life (ideally, it is 1-1.5 weeks).
If possible, it is better to cook sausage at home: then you will know exactly what ingredients it consists of and what quality they are. From offal, you can add chicken liver, tongue to it.
Sausage products from the store - even excellent composition - should not be consumed often and in large quantities. Try to eat a small piece: if its use does not cause negative symptoms, then you can eat the product 1-2 times a week, serving no more than 50 g.
Boiled sausage with pancreatitis
There are legends about the quality of the current boiled sausage: from which it is not made, and the offal in it poses the least danger. But during a period of steady relief of the condition, you can take a chance and try to choose a really high-quality product. The choice should be made exclusively among products of the highest grade - as a rule, these are Doctor's, Diabetic sausages, etc.
What you need to pay attention to:
- read the composition, categorically avoid products with a high content of chemical additives, as well as with a high percentage of by-products;
- find the release date on the package, remember - the product must be fresh;
- do not buy bright pinkish sausages, since natural boiled meat and even offal, as a rule, have a grayish tint.
If you managed to find a quality product without "chemistry", vegetable protein and offal, then even in this case you should not abuse it. The use of boiled sausage is possible only with a steady subsidence of symptoms, in an amount of not more than 50 g at a time, 1-2 times a week. Naturally, it is absolutely impossible to fry sausage slices, to make a sandwich with butter out of them.
Doctor's sausage for pancreatitis
In Soviet times, the concept of doctor's sausage was equated with therapeutic diet food: this sausage product did not contain not only chemicals, but also by-products, since it was produced in accordance with all the requirements of GOST and was originally intended for use by people with problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Has the composition of the doctor's sausage changed since then, and is it allowed for pancreatitis?
To date, sausage called "Doctor" is produced by almost all well-known and little-known meat processing plants. And not all of them make a really high-quality product, because in the current economic conditions it is simply unprofitable.
Given that gastroenterologists do not recommend the use of sausages due to the presence of offal and other harmful components in them, then the choice of such a dietary product should be approached very responsibly. Read the composition, learn more about the manufacturer, read reviews and the results of test purchases. It’s good if you can find a high-quality doctor’s sausage, but even in this case it can be consumed only at the recovery stage, no more than a couple of times a week, in a portion not exceeding 50 g.
Is it possible to eat dumplings with pancreatitis?
Dumplings - even homemade, with meat and without offal - are quite heavy food for a sick pancreas. First of all, the combination of meat and dough requires increased production of digestive enzymes, which is not good at all with pancreatitis. If you neglect the recommendation of nutritionists and regularly use dumplings for pancreatitis, then you can significantly delay the process of organ recovery, or achieve further progression of the disease.
It is not so important what kind of filling the dumplings have - it can be minced meat, or even offal in the form of a liver: the simultaneous presence of animal protein and boiled dough adversely affects the digestive system.
Industrial-made dumplings are even more dangerous. For the most part, they consist of offal, vegetable protein (soy protein), as well as all kinds of complementary agents (flavor enhancers, aromatic additives, etc.).
If you really want dumplings, then you can offer a patient with a stable remission of pancreatitis to eat a few home-made pieces, while the dough shell must be put aside. At the stage of exacerbation of the disease, the use of manti, dumplings is strictly prohibited.
Baby puree for pancreatitis
Baby food - namely, a variety of baby cereals, purees and mixtures - is often classified as a dietary food. Usually we think: if it is possible for a small child, then it is possible for an adult, even if he suffers from pancreatitis. Is it true?
Children's vegetable or fruit masses are a separate topic for discussion. At the moment, let's talk about such purees, which are prepared on the basis of meat or offal.
Of course, pureed pieces of meat or liver intended for baby food are always better than ordinary "adult" canned food. Some jars, in addition to meat products, also contain vegetables - for example, broccoli or zucchini, or have a rich vitamin composition. But manufacturers are different, and not all of them conscientiously follow the recommendations of pediatricians and pediatric nutritionists. For example, the product may contain artificial additives, dyes, flavors, acids. Therefore, before choosing a healthy puree (both for a patient with pancreatitis and for a child), you need to carefully re-read the composition of the product. Optimally, it should be represented by meat (turkey, chicken, etc.) or offal (liver), rice or other flour (corn, buckwheat), vegetable oil and salt. This puree can be included in the diet for pancreatitis, but not too often: for example, it is convenient to eat such a jar on the road when there is no way to eat freshly prepared diet food. In other cases, it is better to prefer quality home cooking.
Pate with pancreatitis
Pates are more easily digested than whole pieces of meat or offal, therefore, with the right composition, they can be included in the diet of a patient with pancreatitis. What is meant by correct composition? The pate should consist of ingredients that do not overload the pancreas.
- Do not add fat, including fatty meat, lard, trimmings, heart.
- You can not use lamb, pork, veal.
- The ingredients for the pate should not be fried, but only boiled or steamed.
- You can not add butter or margarine: skim milk, cereals, flour, egg white and stewed vegetables are used instead.
- Do not add mushrooms, spices, onions, garlic.
Of course, one should not offer industrial pates to a patient with pancreatitis. The dish is prepared at home, from quality meat, fish or vegetables. You can use offal such as tongue, liver (in small quantities).
Pate, cooked at home, with pancreatitis is eaten exclusively fresh (that is, immediately after cooking), in an amount of not more than 25 g per serving. The dish is not consumed often - 1-2 times a week at the stage of stable remission.
Is it possible to eat sausages with pancreatitis?
Sausages are different: it is not without reason that shop windows are “bursting” with variety. How not to get confused and choose the right product that is allowed for pancreatitis?
Sausages are different not only in price category, but also in variety and quality. The cheaper the product, the more offal and third-party components are present in it (and, accordingly, there is less meat, or none at all).
The vast majority of nutritionists do not recommend the use of any sausages for pancreatitis, since they are unlikely to benefit, but there is plenty of harm. But there are times when the patient still wants to taste the product, but does not know how to minimize its harm. What you should pay attention to:
- Sausages contain a high percentage of salt, which irritates the digestive tract. To slightly reduce its content, products must be boiled in water, and not microwaved, baked, or even eaten raw.
- With pancreatitis, it is theoretically allowed to use only sausages of the highest grade, which fit the category of dietary products. Unfortunately, most sausage products contain mainly by-products in the form of cartilage, skins and even bones, as well as others, including artificial components, so the choice of an adequate product should be especially careful.
- The smaller the list of ingredients in sausages, the better. The abundance of additives of unknown origin makes the product inapplicable for pancreatitis.
- Sausages should not contain hot spices and seasonings, so you should pay attention to dietary and diabetic types of this product.
With an exacerbation of pancreatitis, any, even dietary sausages are prohibited. The addition of certain types of products is possible not earlier than 10 weeks after the disappearance of the symptoms of the disease. But even in this case, sausages are consumed no more than once or twice a week.
Crab sticks for pancreatitis
Crab sticks are a specific product that is known to everyone, but few people know what it is actually made of. Judging by the price, we can already conclude that there is definitely no crab meat in such sticks. But where does such a mild taste of seafood, snow-white color and pleasant aroma come from?
Unfortunately, almost no ingredient in crab sticks falls into the category of healthy food. Here is a sample lineup list:
- minced fish called "surimi" (ideally ocean fish fillets, but in most cases we find regular ground and repeatedly washed fish offal instead);
- flavoring and coloring substances (can be both natural and chemical);
- the protein part of chicken eggs;
- starch and other thickeners;
- vegetable oils;
- sugar and salt;
- stabilizing and preservative substances;
- soy protein.
What do gastroenterologists say about crab sticks? According to them, the regular use of this offal is highly undesirable even for healthy people, and with pancreatitis it is even more contraindicated: sticks should not be consumed in any form, in any quantity, regardless of the stage of the disease.
Mayonnaise for pancreatitis
Dishes based on offal are often flavored with all sorts of sauces and dressings: sometimes this is necessary in order to hide an unwanted aftertaste, or vice versa, to make the dish richer. Mayonnaise is undoubtedly the most popular sauce in almost all post-Soviet countries. It is affordable, can be purchased at any grocery store, and its taste makes it suitable for use in almost any dish: it is added to salads, meat and fish, it perfectly complements side dishes, hot and cold dishes, and even sandwiches.
Paradoxically, everyone knows that mayonnaise is harmful. And, nevertheless, it continues to be used everywhere - including patients suffering from digestive disorders. Thus, great harm is done to both the stomach and the pancreas: mayonnaise in pancreatitis is strictly prohibited, as well as smoked foods or alcohol.
What is the danger?
- Mayonnaise is predominantly a fatty product. It typically contains about 60-70% fat. The so-called "dietary" types of this sauce may contain a slightly smaller amount of it - about 40-50%, however, this figure is also considered high. As a result of the use of such a product in people with pancreatitis, the condition instantly worsens: nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea occur.
- Any mayonnaise, including homemade, includes an acidic component - it can be vinegar or citric acid, which irritate the mucous tissues of the digestive organs. This can lead to a sharp exacerbation of the disease.
- In addition to acid, other sauce ingredients, such as spices and mustard, also have an irritating effect. Additional irritants are tinting, thickening, stabilizing, preserving, flavoring substances, as well as flavor enhancers and emulsifiers. Such additives cause a failure of intracellular metabolism, inhibit protective cellular factors, inhibit recovery and stimulate the development of inflammatory processes.
Nutritionists say that after eating mayonnaise, a new wave of exacerbation of pancreatitis is almost guaranteed. Even homemade analogues of this sauce should not be included in the diet - they are no less fatty, as they are prepared on the basis of vegetable oil, and also contain acids - for example, lemon juice.
Therefore, experts advise not to experiment with health: offal with pancreatitis should be chosen with care, and sauces - including any mayonnaise - should be completely abandoned. The overall health of the whole organism also depends on the quality of nutrition.