Pancreatitis pertains to inflammation in the pancreas. The pancreas is a long, flat gland behind the stomach in the upper abdomen that releases digestive enzymes, hormones insulin and glucagon.
There are two forms of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. As for acute pancreatitis, gallstone is usually the one to blame. But chronic pancreatitis can be closely associated with what you eat.
It’s usually brought by irregular consuming high fat and processed food and long-duration sedentary state. Pancreatitis may lead to serious complications like kidney failure, diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
To get a healthy pancreas, first you need eat small meals throughout the day and go low in fat of your diet. You can choose vegetables, fruits and whole grains to ease the pancreas, aid digestion and reduce inflammation. Also, lean meats should be included to meet your protein needs.
Please bear in mind, avoid alcohol, fried foods, high-fat foods and refined carbohydrates, such as French fries, hot dogs, sausage, mayonnaise and potato chips. All of them will worsen the condition and lead to other complications like heart disease and even death.
3-Day Sample Meal Plan
Here is a 3-day sample menu for pancreatitis. Let's set off on a journey to a healthier life!
*The % daily values (DV) are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
* Food sources in this meal plan can be changed under the guideline if you are allergic to them.
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