What are some good foods to eat? Seems like we are very limited? I find that one day is so different than others.
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Oatmeal and Greek Yogurt are prebiotics and probiotics
Kefir drinks are high probiotic drinks
My pouch loves potatoes
Thanks Lauren, I appreciate your response!
I also do well with low sugar greek yogurt and oatmeal. Thinly sliced cooked turkey, any kind of cooked squash - summer (zucchini) or winter (butternut) , sweet potato, cooked carrots, aged cheese, peanut butter, pureed vegetable soups are great. Then when you are settled and doing well slowly try SMALL amounts of any food and chew really well.
Thanks, I need to eat slowly and chew better for sure!
Burgers,fish,chicken or meat.
I like cheetos though and want them bad.
I seem to find fish and chicken are causing less problems than red meat and pork that seem more acidic but I'm not sure,I might keep to chicken and fish for a while.
@Chook, I don't eat beef or pork either. Also shellfish is too tough.
Well cooked poultry or soft fish or eggs work well.
Maybe jpouchers are Pollo pescatarians .
What's a healthy snack for jpouchers?
Even though K pouches and J pouches have different exits we all have the same pouches...if you are looking for a diet to reduce gas then it is a high protein diet that works best: meat, fish, chicken, eggs, sea foods, peanut butter (if you are not allergic) etc. They are the foods that worked best for me.
I slowly add in vegetables that agree with my pouch (potatoes, sweet potatoes, starches like rice or whole-grain breads (absorb fluids)
Fruits that work best are apples (applesauce), persimmons, pears...
I personally avoid mixing fruits and starches because I find them very gas-forming but other people have no problems.
My new 'happy snack' is a sliced banana with a tbls of peanut butter, a couple of cashews, and raisins. It hits the spot and has 0 refined sugar.
When my pouch is too liquidy I tend to eat more starches, when it is normal I eat more proteins.
As for vegetables (raw or cooked) that just depends on you and your plumbing!
Thanks Sharon sounds like good information!
I'm starting to think eggs are causing me gas .
Eggs cause everyone gas!!!
Apples absolutely kill my j-pouch Potatoes too. For me, it’s just SMALL amounts that are key.
Today I cooked a cup of rice and added it too a bag full of asian coleslaw and added 2 chicken breasts pieces marinaded in teriyaki and then added 3 frozen butter chicken meals.and then sperated it into four nights.it was amazing tomorrow I will buy shrimps and add it to the asian coleslaw with rice and thousand island dressing.mmmm.
We have gone into another lockdown and the rice shelves are empty.