Foods for colon patients

    Foods for colon patients

    The most important foods that can be beneficial for colon patients include: [1]
    • Lean meats: These include chicken, turkey, etc., which are made up of easily digestible proteins, and are beneficial for intestinal bacteria.
    • Eggs: is eggs easy to digest, and the person is advised to avoid eating if he was suffering from intolerance to proteins found in white or fat in the yolk.
    • Fatty fish: Examples include black cod, sea mackerel, sardines, wild salmon, and white fish, as these fish are rich in omega-3s that are anti-inflammatory and also improve bowel health.
    • Some types of vegetables: include peppers, broccoli, carrots, celery, corn, eggplant, fennel, green beans, parsley, white carrots, potatoes, green portions of green onions, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnip, chestnut, zucchini. It is advised to eat it cooked, and it can start taking it gradually to avoid gas and bloating.
    • Some types of leafy vegetables: like watercress, cabbage, dandelion, cabbage, lettuce and spinach. It is rich in nutrients important to promote intestinal health, and it is advised to avoid eating raw.
    • Some fruits: avocados, bananas , cranberries, melons, grapes, melons, kiwis, lemons, oranges, tangerines, olives, papaya, pineapples, raspberries, rhubarb, and strawberries. As this fruit contains many nutrients beneficial to intestinal bacteria, and it is recommended to eat it gradually rather than in one batch.
    • Nuts: These include almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and walnut. It is a good source of fiber, protein, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Seeds: such as pumpkin, sunflower, chia, and flax. It is a good source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Fermented foods: These are foods that are prepared by adding natural strains of probiotics and are good bacteria for the intestine and include fermented drinks, such as kefir and fermented vegetables, including sauerkraut, kimchi and yogurt.
    • Broth bone: It contains useful food for the growth of bacteria and the intestinal lining of the intestine .

    Colon food is recommended to avoid

    The foods that should be avoided by IBS patients vary depending on their symptoms. They can be classified as follows: [2]
    • Foods that stimulate constipation: Include bread, cereals made from incomplete refined grains, and processed foods such as potato chips and cakes, coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, high-protein meals, dairy products, especially cheese.
    • Diarrhea-stimulating foods: These include insoluble fiber such as those in the peels of fruits and vegetables, food and beverages containing chocolate , alcohol, caffeine, fructose, sorbitol, soft drinks, large meals, fried and fatty foods, dairy products, Especially in people who cannot digest lactose sugar, and wheat-containing foods for people who are sensitive to gluten.
    • Foods that stimulate bloating and gas: include legumes , Brussels sprouts, wheat germ, raisins, and celery.

    Tips for dealing with colon gases

    Colon gases can be eliminated by doing the following: [3]
    • Avoid eating too much: It is advised to eat small meals throughout the day instead of two or three large meals.
    • Attention to the way in which food is eaten: it is necessary to eat slowly and chew well, and it is advised to eat while sitting, not to speak while eating, and avoid drinking drinks through the straw.
    • Avoid gas-causing foods: soft drinks, allergens like lactose or gluten, cruciferous vegetables, and more.
    • Drink herbal tea: such as mint, chamomile , fennel, caraway seeds, or anise.