Since ancient times on the table of Russians there were seeds and nuts. After all, these natural, environmentally friendly products are rightfully considered to be a natural storehouse of vitamins and microelements that are capable of maintaining human health all year round. Unlike vegetables and fruits, nuts do not lose their useful properties even in the cold season and are not only ready to eat, fully balanced nutrition, but also an excellent medicine for many diseases.
Even with pancreatitis, the treatment of which is accompanied by a strict long-term diet, doctors recommend including seeds and nuts in the diet of patients. This is due to the fact that the chemical composition of these products contains substances that favorably affect both the pancreas and the whole organism.
Useful properties of nuts in pancreatitis
One of the important components of a diet for pancreatitis and cholecystitis is frequent, fractional food( at least 6 times a day), which does not overload the diseased pancreas. Nuts - a full and very convenient food, always ready to eat. Such food can not be heated, it will not deteriorate without a refrigerator. A useful delicacy does not take much space, placed in a handbag or a man's pocket. It is not for nothing that this product is included by nutritionists of the RF Ministry of Health in the six most healthy snacks at work.
Walnut is a source of omega-3 fatty acids that have an anti-inflammatory effect, which is important for swelling of the pancreas, which is always observed with an attack of pancreatitis.
This natural product contains bioflavonoids: lutein, resveratrol, carotene and other natural antioxidants that can protect the body from many serious diseases. After all, they not only reduce the inflammatory process( for example, inflammation of the pancreas with exacerbation of pancreatitis), but also protect the tissues from destruction.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which is abundant in nuts. This vitamin is recommended to include in the diet of patients with pancreatitis and cholecystitis. Indeed, with the disease of the pancreas, active destruction of cell membranes occurs, which can be supported and strengthened with vitamin E.
In addition to the undeniable advantages of this product, nuts have their drawbacks:
- is, first, a very fatty food. And although natural fats do not contain cholesterol, excessive use of nuts can overload the pancreas. Therefore, when pancreatitis is not recommended to eat more than 10-20 grams of any nuts. They can be eaten both in pure form, so adding to honey or salads. Use as a bread pan for baking meat or fish;
- secondly, this product does not belong to hypoallergenes, so require carefulness when eating. After all, an allergic reaction can trigger an attack of pancreatitis.