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Violation of the daily routine and diet, poor ecology, stress and many other factors lead to the fact that many people suffer from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, in particular from pancreatitis and cholecystitis. And they just have to stick to a strict diet and choose their food carefully.
From this article, you will learn whether it is possible for patients with such diagnoses to eat cabbage or not? And also does the method of preparation and the type of cabbage matter for diseases of the gallbladder and pancreas.
There are many varieties of this vegetable, and each type has its own characteristics of the chemical composition.
Reference! The main component is various carbohydrates: polysaccharides (fiber, pectin) and monosaccharides (glucose, fructose, sucrose), carotenoids, glycosides and thioglycosides.
Also, cabbage contains a large amount of vitamins.:
- ascorbic acid (vitamin C);
- vitamins B1, B2;
- folic and nicotinic acid;
- vitamin H, K and tocopherols.
Cabbage is rich in macro- and microelements, salts of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron... It contains many essential amino acids. Such a composition, as well as budget, availability and ease of preparation, make cabbage an irreplaceable food product.
Which one is permissible to use?
Consider whether you can eat cabbage in each case.
It is necessary to give up white cabbage in any form: fresh, sauerkraut, stew... The use of other types is possible only in small quantities and only during the period of remission, since the substances contained in the vegetable negatively affect the exchange of bile.
Raw or sauerkraut has a detrimental effect on the pancreas, especially in the "acute" period of pancreatitis. This effect is caused by the damaging effects on the pancreas of cellulose and essential oils.
Next, we will analyze in detail the possibility of using various types of cabbage for pancreatitis or cholecystitis.
It contains softer fiber than white cabbage, therefore it is not contraindicated in these diseases. It is better to eat cauliflower stewed or boiled.to minimize stress on the pancreas.
Brussels sprouts have a positive effect on the pancreas and gastrointestinal mucosa and soothes irritated tissues of the digestive system. Thanks to this effect, you can safely eat it.
Broccoli is a very healthy vegetable that has a good effect on the pancreas and gallbladder.
Important! Broccoli should be stewed or boiled before use.
Chinese cabbage contains a large amount of indigestible dietary fiber, therefore, it is not advised to use it for gastrointestinal diseases, especially during exacerbations.
Does the cooking method matter?
The method of cooking cabbage is of great importance in this matter. Fermentation is one of the most widespread in our country. However, for any disease of the pancreas and in any condition (acute or chronic), the use of this dish is strictly prohibited for many reasons.
We list the reasons why you can not pickled vegetables with pancreatitis:
- Acids irritate the lining of the stomach and intestines.
- Increased motility of the gastrointestinal tract negatively affects the secretion of bile.
- Large amounts of salt cause fluid retention and swelling. Swelling of the tissues of the pancreas increases pain and inflammation.
Another common way to cook cabbage is to stew... Other vegetables, such as carrots, can be added.
Attention! During cooking, you should not add onions, garlic, hot seasonings and any spices, as they increase the activity of the digestive glands.
Read more about the properties of cabbage for which diseases it is worth refraining from using it, read here.
Does the view matter?
The type of cabbage is of great importance. Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli are freely allowed during remission. White and Peking is not recommended for consumption due to the high content of coarse fiber and poorly digested substances.
If you do not want to give up white cabbage, then it is better to use it stewed... For cooking:
- Take a small head of cabbage (1-1.5 kg), chop into strips.
- Grease a preheated deep frying pan with sunflower oil.
- Transfer the cabbage to the pan, lightly fry it until softened.
- Then add 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste, add water and simmer over medium heat until tender.
- Add salt to taste.
Any dish, including cabbage, with chronic pancreatitis and cholecystitis should be entered into the menu in small portions... In case of exacerbation of the disease, you should not eat the vegetable in any form. After eating cabbage, carefully monitor your illness and consult a doctor at the first signs of an exacerbation.