Colitis is a serious inflammatory bowel disease that is accompanied by unpleasant symptoms, so its treatment should always take place against the background of the appropriate form and stage of the disease of the diet. The main dish, which is recommended for patients with IBD, are liquid, boiled water, porridges. They must necessarily be used in the morning to prepare a damaged digestive organ for work, and also eat 1-2 spoons before each meal.
What is the popularity of cereals in colitis in dietary nutrition? This question is easy to answer: the liquid-viscous structure has enveloping properties. This is very important for the damaged digestive organ, as it creates a protective layer that does not allow any mechanical or thermal damage to other food that has got into them.
Besides this, porridges are very caloric and they need very little to saturate the person and give him the necessary energy charge for the whole day. This is also necessary for patients with colitis, whose intestine can not
work at full strength due to inflammatory damage to the mucosa.
One more plus is available at a porridge. In colitis, especially during the relapse of the disease, protein metabolism suffers and all disorders occurring in the body tend to grow rapidly. Therefore, patients with this disease simply need to eat foods with high amounts of protein, and virtually all cereals from which you can cook porridge, have in its composition a rapidly digestible variety. Especially large amount of easily digestible protein in buckwheat.
Useful properties of buckwheat for colitis
For any patient with a colitis diagnosed with it, the main issue is which products are best used for preparing meals permitted for digestive system diseases. After a weakened disease, the body needs a lot more nutrients to support it.
In addition, in the IBD, they should all be easily digestible, so as not to burden the work of damaged organs, and at the same time completely saturate the human body with the necessary energy. Greater advantage in this matter is buckwheat. Porridge, cooked from it, contributes to the intake of many useful nutrients in the colitis:
- Apple and oxalic acids, which are part of it, are catalysts in the assimilation of food, so porridges cooked from it contribute to the disturbed colitis digestion;
- Among the many useful trace elements there is a large amount of iron that improves blood-forming processes and is necessary for internal intestinal bleeding;
- Flavonoid rutin( vitamin P) has a bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect, which is also necessary to reduce inflammation in the intestine.
Here are just a few advantages of cereal from this cereal in the dietary diet of patients with IBD.
How to cook porridge from buckwheat for colitis?
That this dish does not cause even a slight harm to the inflamed intestine, it should be cooked exclusively on water. Low-fat or diluted milk, as well as a very small amount of salt and sugar should be added to the prepared dish and then only if there is no exacerbation of the disease.
The consistency of porridge cooked from buckwheat must be viscous, so that the enveloping properties of it can manifest themselves in the best way. The ready dish should be used in a warm form. During the remission of the disease, a little butter can be added to it.