can we eat polenta on a low-residue diet?

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ivy6
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   Posted 9/22/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't find the answer on Google.

I found some lurking in the back of the pantry and I'm hoping the answer will be "yes". It'd be so nice to be able to try something new for a change!

Thanks,

I.
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gachrons
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   Posted 9/22/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ivy what is polenta ? lol gail
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ivy6
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   Posted 9/22/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it's corn meal.
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yogaprof
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   Posted 9/22/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
it is wonderful mushed, cooked cornmeal. I am not sure how well it would be tolerated, but it is worth a try!
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ivy6
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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, yp. I'll give it a try, then!
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Heptacampeâo
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   Posted 8/23/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have Ulcerative Proctitis and I LOVE polenta; I'm on a flare right now but I was wondering what your results have been eating corn meal during a flare. Thanks!
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First flare--ongoing--started right after the diagnosis, there was no previous reason to suppose it could be UC. I guess it was the pre-colonoscopy laxative what triggered this flare.

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Djin
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   Posted 8/23/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have polenta from time to time with no problems. Give it a try!

(and, YES, I Can't have corn on the cob!)
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Roni
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   Posted 8/23/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Ivy,

how did the polenta work out for you?

ivy6
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   Posted 8/23/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL.

Um, I asked this in 2008. Thanks for the answers: not needed now, though :-).
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Roni
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   Posted 8/23/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
lol

It's funny somebody found this thread because I've been wondering about polenta for myself.
I used to LOVE cream of wheat porridge, but I try to stay away from wheat products (especially when flaring badly), so I recently got cream of rice porridge. It tastes the same and is awesome!!!
I'd like to try polenta, but I'm afraid since it's a corn product and I tend to get obstructions.

I wonder if the corn in it would cause intestinal impacting?

ivy6
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   Posted 8/23/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It's ground up pretty finely.

I suppose you *could* try a tiny bit and see what happens. That's what the dietitian suggested I do.

I used it in baking - I have a few nice recipes that use polenta in combination with regular flour for a nuttier flavour.
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ivy6
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   Posted 7/28/2011 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I love polenta, too. In a frying pan add mushrooms, tofu and green onions. Tastes great and doesn't irritate.
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