Despite the fact that the watermelon seems a completely innocuous product, you can not eat it for everyone. This sweet berry is contraindicated in large quantities, for example, people suffering from pancreatitis, and this has its own reasons.
The flesh of watermelon is devoid of fats and poor in proteins, which are contraindicated in inflammation of the pancreas. However, the product contains such a volume of carbohydrates - both simple and complex - that can affect the state of pancreatic secretion is quite unfavorable. The berry contains special substances, leading to intense secretion of bile. As a consequence, there is a great danger of developing not only an acute inflammatory course of the pancreas, but also an aggravation of its chronic inflammation.
Watermelon in pancreatitis is contraindicated in people who have a disease in the acute stage, and the severity of the disease does not play a role. Even a small piece of the eaten berries can significantly worsen the patient's condition, in connection with which, he will need immediate spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapy. Especially forbidden to eat the first watermelons, ripened not independently, but under the influence of chemical preparations.
Can I eat melon in pancreatitis?
Patients with pancreatitis must comply with a strict diet and do not eat prohibited by the doctor vegetables and fruits. But is the melon such a product?
Despite its delicate structure, melon is contraindicated in acute pancreatitis for the following reasons:
- the carbohydrates contained in it can exert an excessive load on the endocrine cells located in the pancreas, and therefore, the functional activity of this organ will deteriorate significantly;
- because of the large release of hydrochloric acid, resulting from the use of the product, there is activation of pancreatic secretion. The enzymes contained in it can strengthen the already acute course of the disease;
- simple sugars, as well as cellulose, cause a fermentation effect in the intestines, which causes the patient to open a copious, foamy stool, colic, spasms and a buildup of gases in the intestine.
Patients who do not have an acute course of the disease and have a normal sugar exchange, can afford a small amount of melon, but for the beginning and the appearance of mousses and jellies. If the patient's condition does not worsen, you can try and fresh. With persistent remission of the disease, the daily rate of fresh fruit is approximately 400-500 g.