Confused about which fruits/veggies to eat
Posted 08 September 2010 - 02:42 PM
Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:57 PM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:05 PM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:57 AM
here is a good link for IBS http://www.biblelife.org/bowel.htmmy advice would be to avoid all fruits, beans and nuts atleast till your stomach is healthy. vegetables and animal products are what you need to repair your stomach.i think one of the reasons for so much confuseion and different opinions is the fact that lets say you ate some meat and broccoli along with pasta and you would get terrible gas from it.now lets say you cut the carby foods out no pasta and just ate meat and broccoli well now you would get zero gas from it.bread, pasta, carby refind grains will give you terrible gas when you combo them with fat,meat or some vegetables like broccoli. however it is possible to eat some grains if they are prepaired properly here is a link explaining how.http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/497-be-kind-to-your-grains-and-your-grains-will-be-kind-to-you.htmlby the sounds of it you wan't to eat vegetarian like which can be ok if done properly but note: no form of vegetarian is safe for growing children or pregnant or nursing moms but anyways you will need to be eating a whole lot of pasture raised chicken eggs and raw milk is good too unless you can't handle dairy but some people who are lactose intollerant can still drink raw milk so its worth a try.now also if you are vegetarian i also want to make sure you are not eating any soy because the soy industry through marketing has tried very hard to get vegetarians to eat it but you do not need to eat this toxic plant to be a vegetarian. soy will prevent healing of your gut and do many other health hazzordus things so remember to avoid all soy even soy lecithin.anyways a vegetarian diet that would be good enough for IBS i think it would be something likepasture raised chicken eggsgrass fed unsalted butterhard feta cheese note: even people who can't eat dairy some can eat the most hard cheeses like feta but not any soft cheeses or other dairy.broccoli, calliflower, bell peppers, celery, (cucumber not pickles the vinegar hurts the gut)also never cook with olive oil only cook with butter. and only some brands of olive oil are ok for your vegetable like greek salads but it will be trial and error finding one thats ok. they are be prepared differently. also olive oil and maybe grape seed oil are the only vegetable oils that are ok.as soon as your stomach is healed you can start testing new foods. raspberries i find are the best berry to eat much better than any fruit. when testing a new food make it only 1 food and give it atleast a week of testing and how you feel before it's accepted. this may be hard because some foods taste soo good and you can want them to be ok even when there not.also remember to never over cook your eggs if you eat scrambled eggs take them off the cooking pan as soon as the liquidy parts are gone and don't let them sit for an hour eat them right away. and fried eggs are good with a liquidy yolks.also this way of eating will send you into ketosis where your body feeds off of ketones its normal and healthy but the first time you enter it for a few weeks you will feel crappy here is more info on ithttp://www.biblelife.org/ketosis.htmnow eggs will be the main thing healing your stomach you will be eating alot of them everyday and i hope that just this 1 animal product will be good enough to heal it but if you can eat some other non vegetarian foods like cod liver oil it would help alot but also make sure you get a good brand of cod liver oil.also theres lots of healthy foods in that first link i posted but it's non vegetarian. also if you have any questions feel free to ask
Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:59 AM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:09 PM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:16 PM
your welcome :)and eggs are great unless your allergic to them but you would know if you were.i find scrambled eggs with feta cheese and unsalted butter to be my perfect food i eat about 4-10 eggs a day :)and as for the olive oil it's confuseing some olive oils are ok to eat with your greek salad while others will hurt your gut. and i find it's a bad idea to cook with olive oil.also i just remembered that the suppliers for a brand of olive oil could always change so one day your good brand may all of a sudden give you problems.and as for fat intake it really depends on alot of things and on how it is prepared. egg yolks are always good because they are always fresh from an egg and also smooth butter with lactic cultures should always be good too and can handle being cooked fairly good.so some good fats vs bad fatsbutter = goodvegetable oils = high riskchicken & turkey skin = goodfresh fish like sushi = goodfish eggs = goodchicken eggs and im sure other eggs too = goodcod liver oil = good though some brands may not be as goodcheese = good, however lactose sugars are what cause problems if you have a problem with the most hard of cheese like feta then you most likely can't eat any cheese.any meat that is cooked alot left in the oven for along time or say a crock pot it's fat dripings = badthe fat on a steak = goodbut remember if you eat bad grains like pasta or bread then you can't eat any fat. but if you eat healthy and even some healthy grains like brown rice then fat can be ok to eat with it :)also here is a list of my perfect foods ones that never cause problems and help heal my gut. and my post is at the bottom of page 1 and more on page 2 at this link. but when your stomach is healthy this strict of food limitations is not required.http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/index.php?/topic/119213-cant-seem-to-be-able-to-enjoy-any-nice-food/hmm i should add sushi and fish eggs to my food list i am sure i could eat them but am unable to get any xD also there is more vegetables i can eat but i couldn't think of any at the time i wrote it and too much fiber hurts my gut so i can only eat low fiber vegetables.also if you are worried about weight gain or something by eating more fat don't be i lost 150 pounds of fat and gained 60 pounds of muscle eating like this and going to the gym. ketogenic diets are great healthy and natural ways to lose weight and gain muscle but it will just take you to your healthy weight. so if you are already at your healthy weight then you will just lose about 10 pounds worth of water weight. and in order to be in ketosis you can only eat a max of 20 grams of carbohydrates per day not counting fiber.
Wow, thank you so much for your detailed response I'm not really vegetarian cause I eat chicken and some fish, but I've always been that way and also usually eaten more breads/starches than anything and have been trying to add more fruits/veggies into my diet but then it seems like whatever I try only backfires because it sends me running to the bathroom :(So eggs are generally ok? I do love me some scrambled eggs! I will be very careful about how I cook them. What is it about olive oil that is not good? I always thought it was a good thing to use and then one night I was out with my boyfriend's family for dinner and ordered some pretty plain pasta made with a lemon and olive oil sauce and omg it was almost so embarrassing. I just told them I was gonna throw up and ran. But ya know . . . so it was probably the olive oil that set me off? Thank you for all the links! This is really helpful!