The best gastroparesis foods! What foods are and aren’t tolerated by those with gastroparesis. Then I put my favorite 10 foods in order of good for gastroparesis …
hey guys so today I wanted to talk about
gastroparesis so I'm going to talk about
the gastroparesis diet and the
gastroparesis friendly foods. Let you
know what worked for me as well as
somebody gave me this idea so I really
liked it so whoever did it, let me know!
Basically, I'm going to tell you my 10
favorite foods and then I'm going to
order them in the order from like really
bad for gastroparesis to not as bad for
gastroparesis, or actually flip that
not as bad for gastroparesis…really
bad for gastroparesis.
Obviously, not everybody who has
gastroparesis can eat. A lot of people
require tube feeds and/or TPN if they
can't tolerate two feeds or whatever the
reason is and then a lot of people will
you know sustain themselves partially
with a tube and partially orally so
obviously this stuff really applies to
somebody who can, in fact, eat. And also
it's important to say – I mean NO food is
good for gastroparesis. I mean the whole
point is like digesting is really slow
and really hard but certain foods are
easier on your stomach and are
particularly known to be better for
people with gastroparesis and there are
foods that are known to be worse, so yes,
some of the main guidelines are that
fiber is really hard to digest for a lot
of people with gastroparesis and that's
because fiber slows down your
digestion and we already have really
slow digestion, so even though it keeps
you full and while the things with fiber
are really healthy unfortunately a lot
of us are required to be on a low fiber
diet so I know that I personally follow that – not crazy strictly but I do keep it
in mind when I eat. Another thing is a
lot of people can not digest raw fruits
or vegetables, For me, I especially cannot
digest raw vegetables. The ones that I
can are very small lettuces like spinach
and like romaine lettuce. I can't do kale
Like kale – oh my goodness if I ate kale raw I would feel horrible. Basically,
every other vegetable I need to keep
really really well cooked so whether
that means boiled or sauteed or whatever
it is it just needs to be very well
cooked and then I can digest it better. I
feel like for me, broccoli is a really
good vegetable but that's like not true
for a lot of people gastroparesis so, I
don't know, that one digests particularly
well for me I feel like.
I also know that I can have cucumber by
the way uncooked and I can also have –
what else can I have uncooked? Tomatoes!
That's what it is. So very small lettuces,
tomatoes and cucumber I tolerate uncooked. Another thing that can help a
lot of people at gastroparesis is
staying on a low-fat diet. It doesn't
help everybody with gastroparesis and i
noticed that some foods that are high in
fat bother me. I know like avocado can
bother me quite a bit. Eating smaller
meals and eating them frequently as
opposed to just sitting down for three
meals a day can be really helpful. I mean
for me, I can't eat unless it's like a
really good gastroparesis day and again
disclaimer my gastroparesis is much
better than it used to be. Unless it's a good day, I can't really eat
like a full-sized meal – it would be
less than that so I would probably like –
usually what I do is I bring home my food.
I've eaten half of it at the
restaurant and then eat half of it maybe like
three hours later or something and I'm a
big like second dinner kind of person so
I'll do like my early one and I'll eat
half the food and then later at like
9:00 p.m. or something I'll leave the
other half and that tends to work for me
because I know I can't eat a lot in one
sitting like I literally need to stop
eating it hurts and I feel horrible.
Then this one's also obvious foods that
are softer and mushy are better to eat
because if the issue is functional which
gastroparesis is functional you can't
move the stomach and you can't move the
food very well from your stomach into
your small intestines so if the food is
like mushier and smoother and softer,
it's going to likely go down better, so
pureed foods are really good
You got rice works, pastas –
things like that are good sometimes
sweet potatoes or potatoes. For me sweet
potatoes definitely
hurt my stomach but I eat them anyway. I
like to pretend that they don't hurt but they
really do. Yeah I think that that's a
huge thing and then on the same note,
liquids tend to be a lot better for
people with gastroparesis than solids
because they move along faster and
they're easier to digest so soup is a
really good thing
tea is a really good thing – for me I
don't do well with tea at all. I never
have. I don't exactly know why but it
really bothers my stomach
I mean as does water you know so it's
just depending on the day and you know
what my stomach decides to do but
usually tea is not good
smoothies can work for people I go
through phases or smoothies work and
phases where smoothies do not work
sometimes they really just make me feel
sick and horrible and other times I'm
like yeah I can have a quarter or a half
of the smoothie and I feel good like – I'm
good, you know? Now let's get into my 10
favorite foods and we're gonna order
them in the sequence of like really good
for gastroparesis – no, in the sequence of "okay for
gastroparesis" to "really bad for gastroparesis." So first let me just tell you all the
foods. We have brownie. I know it's not
really a food – I don't care
sushi particularly a shrimp and avocado
rolls but we'll keep sushi or as a whole
crab and lobster seaweed like roasted
seaweed roasted broccoli pomegranate
Pasta avocado Peking Duck and Nutella.
okay so now let's review them and put
them in order. I think it's really
important I have to like disclaim I'm
not a professional – you guys might
totally disagree with how I rank these a
lot of it comes from my experience and
with these foods plus just like my very
limited knowledge on it like what's high
in fiber and stuff like that but if you
disagree, feel free to let me
know in the comments if you like disagree
on my order but don't be rude like
nicely disagree…um yeah so like not
recommending to eat any of these foods
and telling you like "this one first
sure is good" because that might not
work for you. Okay, first and honestly
probably my favorite – crab and lobster. I
think that that's pretty good because
it's not high in fat it's not high in
fiber. It is like a
lean-like meat, I think and it's also
high in salt which is good for me but uh
it's just like easy for me to digest. I
don't know – I think that one's pretty good. I
don't have too many bad things to say
about it
Next, pasta its soft and even though it's
a little bit high in fiber. Of course,
depending on like what it's made of
because some people would have liked
more like a whole wheat pasta. For me I
need a gluten-free pasta because I can't
eat wheat but like for some people like
you know regular pasta like it's still
like not crazy high in fiber or anything
and it's very soft and I don't know it
just feels good to eat if you know what
I mean like I feel like it's good for
stomach in my opinion. Sushi – so rice is
caloric so that's pretty good. Also it's
pretty darn soft and so – and then you
also have the fish on it and I just feel
like it's it's easy for me to digest.
maybe it actually is kind of high in fat
so like again don't take my opinion but
I feel like it works pretty well for me.
Next, seaweed. I love seaweed and I'm
referring to roasted seaweed but just
nori it's what they put around the sushi
like sooo few rolls and it's so good and
I love it because it's very flavorful
very salty but there's not much volume
to it and so for somebody who can't
digest food very well and have another
way that they can sustain themselves I'm
nutritionally like a feeding tube or
whatever it's a good little snack if you
still want a taste of something that you
can't digest well I just think it's
really good cuz a very low volume it
gets very small and it's very thin but
it's so good and it's so flavorful
it's not crazy high in fiber it's not I
mean it it's not high in fiber let me
take that back – it is high fiber but it's
so small that it doesn't even matter
because you're not eating very much of
it anyways
that's fine I love it. Nex,t roasted
broccoli. It digests pretty well for me
and I if I was this was more of like
personally where would I put it I'd put
it a little bit higher but I think I'm
putting this list here more for like
what works like for the general
gastroparesis person, so cruciferous
vegetables tend to be kind of bad for
people, so like – bad for gastroparesis
people – broccoli and cauliflower can be
hard to digest. It's not that bad for me –
especially, I mean it needs to be cooked. If it's not cooked – it's bad, but yeah it
needs to be very well cooked but it's
not particularly high in fiber compared
to some other vegetables and it's not
high in fat it's not a hard vegetable
once it's well cooked so that's why I
think it's like okay to put in the
middle. Next (*phone dings) – sorry. Pomegranate – it's
really high in fiber – pretty high fiber
so it's not so great plus it has these
little seeds in it and so when you eat a
bunch of them and you like take down all
the water you're kind of left with your
stuff in your stomach would be like
seeds kind of like their tiny little
seeds but that might be difficult for
some people to digest so it's not the
best, plus it's high in sugar for me even
though I don't know if this isn't gonna
trait of a gastroparesis, I do think it
struggles to digest things that are very
high in sugar. If it's like medium
it's fine you know but it does get a
little bit difficult and also just in
general fruits aren't so great for me to
digest. Next, Nutella. It's good because
it's like peanut butter – it's soft and
it's like really easy to digest due to
the way that it's like made I mean like
its texture but it's so high in fat I
think it's high in fiber because like
there are nuts in it
high fiber high in sugar and it's just
like I don't know I feel like it can
make me feel really ill and sick at the
same time you know even though like I
don't know I just think that if you can
handle a little bit of it that's really
good because it will up your calories
for the day but it's not like the best
to be like takin like a whole tablespoon
or like two tablespoons of it like they
might it might make you feel sick
Next, brownie – I love this one I think
maybe I'm putting it too low but it's
high it's really high in fat I know
personally it is difficult for me to
digest a brownie plus if it need to be
gluten-free but and it is soft but it's
still like it's still so high in fat and
sugar and I just feel like it's not easy
to digest but again this is personal
opinion so I somehow forgot to talk
about avocado but that would be the
second to last one it's really high in
fat it really hurts me to digest it even
though the fat is still healthy fat
gastroparesis does not always care about
what's healthy / like they usually does
not care um so unfortunately even though
I love avocado I kind of just have to
take like a small little bite of it or
like wait I can have some of it what am
I saying I can put it like on a piece of
bread but like I can't like eat a whole
avocado – or even half an avocado. I'll usually
feel pretty crappy so just that gets me
every time
and then lastly would be Peking Duck
it's really high in fat it's like just
difficult to say just in general I feel
like it's like closer to a red meat
which like might not actually be
accurate red meat is can be really
difficult for some people with
gastroparesis is digest for me I've
actually never had it I was raised not
not having red meat so I can't tell you
if it bothers me or not but I feel like
you need up you know definitely bothers
my stomach it's not so easy for me to
digest and I would not recommend it on
the daily plus like there's that pancake
that you put over it and that's not
gluten free so like I would need to eat
it without that
whatever so yeah I hope that was kind of
fun I guess that's like not fun now that
I think about it how is that fun I'm
picking my favorite foods and like
saying like that I can't you can't
really eat some of them but whatever I
hope this video is helpful I think the
first part was probably more helpful in
the second part but the second part is
fun so I'll take it let me know if you
have any questions please let me know
what foods worked for you maybe I can
make a part to you talking more about
like specifically for each person see if
it was a lot of overlap between like
what my YouTube followers say work for
them because these are general
guidelines that I'm going over I'm not
telling like so much specifics until I
got to the second part and that was very
personal so like personally specific
okay, Isabelle, I'm being really weird
right now. Alright, bye guys!

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