fruits and veggies are fibre so the chances of them inhibiting D is not likely, sure if you eat a ton of cherries or grapes in one sitting it can get you going but in general fruits and veggies are both soluble and insoluble fibres, they help bulk up stool and make it easier for bulked stool to pass through the digestive tract, fruits and veggies do not exacerbate D.
Not true....but true.... depending on what other substantial foods are in the mix. Too many and too much or with an inflamed gut...the symptoms will be exacerbated. I've proven that over the 20 year process of having UC. Hence the suggestion of some to limit fruits and veggies in their pure form rather than, let's say, cooked form or well cooked form.
Fruits are also high in fructose, which we don't digest....some people have problems with some fruit, but not all.
Fruit and some veggies are high in vitamin C.....vitamin C, if taken in high dosages (through foods or supplements) can cause diarrhea or at the very least, a looser/softer stool.
Fruits and veggies will also help in quickening the peristalsis.....they also have soluble and insoluble fibre. Some have more water, some don't. Both of which do can absorb fluid, although, not all insoluble absorb. The insoluble also takes up space, so that stool isn't as compacted.
An apple is the perfect example...it can be eaten cooked, peeled, not peeled, sauced, drank. There are also different apple varieties...some less water, some less fructose, some harder peels, some more pulp, etc. I compare it to making concrete...one needs to mix water in cement and stones or pebbles or gravel...depending on what the need is.
Regardless....f & v can change consistency of the stool, the peristalsis, exacerbate some symptoms...etc. but, they can help as well.
One also needs fibres such as grains....not all agree with everyone, not all work the same on everyone, some can cause constipation, others cause more discomfort.
Definitely all subjective, but fibre is necessary in helping keep the colon in a good rhythmic flow, even during the spasming, etc. Not all will work as well as the others for everyone.
In general....eat as normally as possible. Foods digest and go through the system at a different rate. Foods high in water will go through quicker, foods that demand more processing/digestion go through slower. That's also why I suggtest meat and fibre "supplements"...because most will avoid veggies and fruits. You and i know the importance, but it's a learned process.
The bottom line is comfort, but with an inflamed gut/butt....it'll all come out regardless if we're eating or not. It's best to eat as balanced as possible and help the colon either slow down or quicken up, to change consistency depending on what one's symptoms are (diarrhea or constipation) so that exit is a bit more comfortable or that one has less digestion distress.
Doctors suggest the BRAT diet for a reason...so that the colon doesn't have to work so hard. But, that in turn can set one up for a lazy colon if it's continued over long periods of time.
Keep warm!!! Hey, doesn't it just bug you that the newscasts are now stating our temps in the windchill form as the real temp and not what the actual temp is? did you know it's going to be -45C!!! bwahahahahaaaaa...some people couldn't even imagine the actual -45C....I could only imagine their horror! (ok vent over)
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!