Digestive question? VEGGIES

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   Posted 11/7/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Im going to post this again, my computer acted up so forgive me if it shows up twice.
I was wondering why you wouldnt digest COOKED veggies. I've noticed lately since things are getting worse that Im not digesting cooked vegtables. Only it greenbeans, peas and carrots. Peas and carrots especially come out un-digested? Just wondering for some advice what that might mean. THANK YOU ALL> idea

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   Posted 11/7/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh hunny, judging from your other post, you have something going on and you need to be eating soft easily digestible foods, if not liquids. When things have calmed down you can start to think about adding in veggies, but at that point they will need to full cooked to mush.

As far as your actual question. There is a skin on peas that is very had to digest. People who don't have a digestive disorder don't always digest these, same with corn. Green beans have a string and also are a bit fibrous, so also a bit hard to digest. The carrots should be a bit easier, but it would depend on how cooked you made them. If you really feel you need to be eating vegetables at this point, you need to cooked them until they are mush and then depending on the veg, you may need to puree. Or you could use baby food vegetables.

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   Posted 11/7/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I know I shoud be eatig very bland right now, I pretty am. The carrots and peas are very cooked that I eat. You can mash carrots with a fork and there mushy, but I guess when I eat im not chewing enough and the little carrot squares are coming out whole, and my stool is not normal hard formed but medium(I know this is grouse) and it always seems to have a very flakey texture?
I drink nothing but water all day, at least 6 bottles of water so I dont understand why my stool looks so flaky? Anyways enough of that grouse talk. LOL Only here could we be so open with people. LOL

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   Posted 11/7/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not know about the flaky stuff, because I am not sure what you mean by flakes?  But veggies (even cooked and food milled) are hard for me to digest. I have tried even juicing and sometimes that is just too rough.

Please do not worry about being gross, believe me we all have this disease and need to be able to speak openly about our symptoms. 

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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 11/7/2009 11:40:54 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/7/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Instead of like normal stools have a smoother texture to them, my look very light brown and the texture of course is soft and instead of smoothness like you see with  normal stool it 's texture with stool is loose and flakey. That's the only (grouse) way I can explain it.
I just diffently know the diffrence before sick and after. LOL

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   Posted 11/7/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
When your insides are all messed up, even cooked veggies can cause a problem. You might try running them through a foodmill to get all the fiber out. I've done that with butternut squash and it comes out smooth like baby food.
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