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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gastroparesis Diet From Mayo

Having trouble figuring out what to eat because you have GP? If you are looking for a specific diet plan, Mayo recommends this diet. It is as follows:

Bread/Grains Foods to Avoid:
Whole Grain flour products, popcorn, granola, corn bread, ALL products containing whole grains or high fiber, potato skins, fried potatoes, brown or wild rice, and no sweet potatoes. Oatmeal should be limited to 1/2 a cup or less.

Fruits to Avoid:
ALL raw fruit, dates, figs, prunes, apples, berries with seeds, peaches, grapes, pears, pineapple, rhubarb, oranges, and grapefruit. You can have ripe bananas, canned peaches, canned pears, fruit cocktail, and fruit juices without pulp or seeds.

Vegetables you CAN eat:
Mild-flavored canned vegetable juices, well-cooked/ tender vegetables like carrots, only the tips of asparagus, well-cooked beats, green beans, and acorn squash (no skin or seeds though). Veggies to avoid: ALL others.

Milk (if tolerated and only up to 2 cups per day), Coffee, tea, cocoa, and carbonated drinks (if tolerated), and non-dairy creamer.

Meat to Avoid:
Tough meat or high in fiber meat, chunky peanut butter, dried beans, or peas, legumes, lentils, or highly seasoned meat/meat alternatives.

Desert to Avoid:
ALL products with coconut, nuts, seeds, fibrous fruits, or things made from whole wheat flour or things that are high in fat.