Apricot is a juicy fruit of the same fossil that has a yellowish-reddish hue ("apricot color"), of various shapes - round, elliptical or ovate with a longitudinal groove in the middle.
The skin is velvety, usually with a reddish side. The flesh is orange, ripe, fibrous, sweet to the taste. Apricots contain many vitamins, minerals - potassium, calcium, iron, etc.
The fruits are eaten both fresh and dried. Dried fruit without stones is called dried apricots, and dried apricots with a bone are dried apricots. Calorie fresh fruit is 46 calories per 100 g
Let's consider, is it possible to eat apricots for pancreatitis, what is the use of them, and is the juicy fruit capable of causing harm? Find out when to stop eating fresh and dried fruit.
Pancreatitis and apricots
Apricots for problems with the pancreas are useful, as well as for any healthy person. Berry is replete with a large amount of iron and potassium, contains a lot of ascorbic acid.
The presence of iron causes the value of the fruit in such a pathological condition as anemia, which often accompanies chronic pancreatitis, since nutritional components are not absorbed.
Iron in the fruit is quickly and easily absorbed, so juicy fruits are allowed to include in the menu with sluggish inflammation of the pancreas, while carrying a child, with toxicosis.
The use of apricots provides a solution to the lack of potassium in the human body, which helps prevent violations of the cardiovascular system. Doctors advise to consume the fruits of such illnesses:
- Violations of heart rate.
- Attacks of sudden pain in the sternum.
- Myocardial infarction.
- Hypertonic disease.
Dried apricots with pancreatitis and cholecystitis are also allowed. However, it should be borne in mind that it is a more "concentrated" fruit, so you need to know the measure.
Due to the potassium salts contained in the composition, apricot has a diuretic effect, so it should be eaten not only by the cores, but also by patients suffering from impaired renal function.
The fruit contains a lot of beta-carotene - a substance that gives a juicy tint. Carotene helps to improve eyesight, the condition of the skin, prevents the occurrence of cancer pathologies.
Therapeutic effects of apricots on the background of pancreatitis:
- Pectin helps to remove toxic substances from the body, which are observed in excess in the inflammatory process of the pancreas.
- Regular consumption of fruits contributes to the removal of radioactive substances, nucleic acids.
- Apricot juice is characterized by antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which helps reduce the severity of inflammatory processes.
- Cellulose normalizes the process of digesting food, improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
Apricots are enriched with sugar and fast-digesting carbohydrates, which limits their use in diabetes and pancreatitis.
It is not recommended to eat during the exacerbation period; they include in the menu only in the phase of stable remission.
The proper use of apricots
Treatment of chronic pancreatitis involves a strict diet. You can not eat apricots during the acute phase of the pathology, at this time it is completely necessary to abandon any food to relieve the pancreas. When exacerbating the pathology is also not recommended to consume.
Eating apricots is permissible only in remission. They are eaten fresh and dried. No less useful prunes for chronic disease. In the menu you can include a small amount of raisins. It is permissible to add dried fruits to various dishes, homemade desserts, prepare compote.
To prevent harm from apricots for pancreatitis, the following conditions are met:
- You can eat only with sustained remission (at least 1 month).
- It is not recommended to consume unripe fruit or rotten.
- At one time, up to 3 pieces are eaten, the number of 5-9 pieces per day.
- It is strictly forbidden to eat on an empty stomach.
Since fruits contain a lot of sugar, on the background of diabetes, it is necessary to limit the consumption of fruits. Doctors recommend eating 4-5 pieces per day, while monitoring the concentration of glucose in the body.
Excessive use of apricots leads to the following side effects:
- Disruption of the digestive tract.
- Long-term diarrhea with pancreatitis.
- Painful sensations.
- Increased gas formation.
- General malaise.
If the fruit is introduced into the diet for the first time, then at one time it is necessary to eat no more than one piece. Then carefully observe the reaction of the organism.
In the absence of negative symptoms gradually increase the number.
Dried apricots and peaches for chronic inflammation of the gland
Dried apricots is a dried fruit that appears by gradually drying the apricot due to evaporation of moisture. If you compare fresh and dried product, the second option appears as a concentrate of minerals and vitamins.
In dried apricots a lot of protein components of plant origin, while there is absolutely no fat. Due to the fact that the liquid was evaporated during drying, there are practically no monosaccharides in it. Therefore, we can conclude that against the background of pancreatitis, it is better to eat dried apricots than fresh fruits.
With dried apricots, you can prepare compotes, decoctions, add chopped dried fruit in cereals and desserts. At one time, it is permissible to consume no more than 50 g of the product. At home, they prepare such fortified drink:
- Wash under running water 100 g of dried apricots and 80 g of prunes.
- Pour cold water for 20 minutes.
- Then put the dried fruit in an enamel container, pour half a liter of water.
- Bring to a boil, insist under the lid for several hours.
Compote is recommended to drink in the form of heat, a day you can drink up to a liter of drink. It helps to improve the process of digestion, perfectly quenches thirst. It is permissible to add sugar or honey. If the patient is diabetic, add a sweetener.
Peaches with pancreatitis can not be eaten during the exacerbation of the sluggish process. This is due to the fact that the composition contains a lot of carbohydrates and sugars, which activate the activity of the pancreas. At the same time, doctors do not recommend eating them during remission, because fruits have the following properties:
- Contribute to the strengthening of gastrointestinal motility, which can be the impetus for the exacerbation of the inflammatory process in the pancreas. Accordingly, fruits can provoke the development of complications of acute pancreatitis.
- Stimulate the production of digestive enzymes and pancreatic juice, which negatively affects the condition of the digestive tract and gland.
On the other hand, peaches contain a lot of useful fiber, minerals and vitamins, which gives a tonic effect. In this regard, doctors admit consumption of peaches 3-5 times a month, no more.
Fresh and dried apricots have beneficial properties, but they do not have any nutritional value in the form of jam, canned and pickled product, since the processed fruits do not contain the “live” vitamins needed by a person.
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