Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas a painful condition that can be triggered by many different factors. Those suffering from pancreatitis find it necessary to change their eating habits to stay healthy and help prevent the development of diabetes
Avoid alcohol and tobacco
The first two recommendations of the Mayo Clinic is to quit smoking and drinking alcohol as these are both common causes of pancreatitis and aggravate the condition. If you feel you need help to stop some of these behaviors talk to your doctor for recommendations. There are many support groups out there both in the community and online which can provide as much-needed boost when you take the difficult steps. Certain drugs may be able to assist you in quitting too.
Reduce fat intake
The Mayo Clinic suggests that diet may be one that is low in fat consists mostly of fresh fruit and vegetables whole grains and lean meats. Spinach blueberries and red grapes are three foods that have been proven to be most useful because of its high levels of iron B vitamins and antioxidants.
Some have found that replacing meat with tofu is an ideal way to get the necessary protein. In any case avoid red meats as they are high in fat as well as sausage bacon and other high-fat meats. Turkey chicken fish and pork is lean options.
Many pancreatitis sufferers have also found that they can not eat most dairy products due to the high fat content. This includes cheese butter cream and milk. Yogurt however can be useful if you eat varied containing live active cultures or probiotics which aid in digestion and will help keep inflammation in your pancreas down.
Those with pancreatitis tend to become dehydrated easily — make sure you drink water throughout the day. According to experts at the Mayo Clinic you should fluid intake between 2 and 3 liters daily depending on your health and whether you are male or female. The general rule is as follows: . If you drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel thirsty and produce 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) or more of colorless or slightly yellow urine a day your fluid intake is probably adequate”