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Diet Chart For Appendicitis Patient

About Appendicitis Diet Chart Plan for Appendicitis Patient Food Items To Limit in Appendicitis Diet Plan Do's And Dont's Food Items You Can Easily Consume

About Appendicitis

About Appendicitis

For the organ without any purpose, the appendix causes its share of problems. It is one of the most common emergency surgery performed. After the important surgery, it is imperative to follow a proper Appendicitis diet. The appendicitis diet plan should primarily include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Zinc, Omega-3 fatty acids, glutamine, etc. The healthy liver function should be maintained in order to have a faster recovery.

Boosting the immune system after the surgery is important. Your body should not avoid taking any nutrients. At this time, your body is prone to the infection and demands proper healing. Vitamin C rich food such as orange, guava, lemon, etc. can be very useful in this condition. An extra zinc supplement can also be taken with zinc-rich food. Carrots and sweet potatoes which are good sources of Vitamin A should be consumed along with the other food. Vitamin D is important to have a healthy body, high-quality supplements of which include eggs, fish, cheese, ginger, etc.

A highly liquid diet such as juices and beverages are recommended to have easy digestion in this diet chart. Fiber should also be included on your plate. Generally, it is advised to consume soft food during this period. The patient should not take this condition lightly and follow the diet accordingly.

Diet Chart Plan for Appendicitis Patient

Sunday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1 cup of oats and milk porridge
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 glass tender coconut water
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup broken wheat porridge
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 glass buttermilk
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)1 cup rice porridge
Monday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1 cup of dalia porridge
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 glass tender coconut water
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup cooked vegetables (except beans, cruciferous vegetables)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 glass carrot juice
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)1 cup rawa porridge
Tuesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1 cup of sago porridge
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 glass tender coconut water
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup boiled carrot with white rice
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup moong dal water
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)1 cup ragi porridge with buttermilk
Wednesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 aappam with 1 tsp mild coconut chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 glass tender coconut water
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup of white rice with boilled vegetables (bhindi, snake gourd and bottle gourd)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 stewed apple with out skin
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)1 cup barley porridge with buttermilk
Thursday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 idly with 1 tsp of mild tomato chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 glass tender coconut water
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup well cooked red gram dal and white rice
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 glass barley water
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)1 cup boiled carrot and cucumber
Friday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 dosa with 1 tsp of mild mint chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 glass tender coconut water
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup of well cooked moong dal with white rice
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 glass of cucumber juice
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)1 cup of fruit salad (apple with out skin, papaya, musk melon)
Saturday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1 cup of rawa upma
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 glass tender coconut water
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup of white rice with 1/2 cup of boilled vegetables (carrot, beet root and yellow cucumber)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup clear chicken soup
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)1 cup oats porridge

Food Items To Limit in Appendicitis Diet Plan

  1. Consumption of high-fat food is a strict no-no in this diet plan if you have appendicitis or in the post-surgery period, as these foods are difficult to digest. High-fat food contains meat, cooked egg, cheese, whole mik, chocolate, ice cream, fried foods and preparations having high butter and oil.
  2. Food with high sugar content like sweets, candy, cake, muffins, sweeteners, ice cream, etc.
  3. Canned foods and juices
  4. Aerated drinks
  5. Beverages
  6. Alcohol
  7. Pepper and spices
  8. Condiments
  9. Beans and cruciferous vegetables that form gas
  10. Bakery items that contain cereal and white flour

Do's And Dont's

Do's & Don'ts:

  1. Low enemas, containing about one pint (1/2litre) of warm water should be administered every day for the first three days to cleanse the lower bowel.
  2. Hot compresses may be placed over the painful area several times daily.
  3. Abdominal packs, made of a strip of wet sheet covered by a dry flannel cloth bound tightly around the abdomen, should be applied continuously until all acute symptoms subside.
  4. After spending three days on fruit juices the patient may adopt 'an all-fruit diet for a further four or five days. During this period he should have three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits.
  5. Thereafter he should adopt a well-balanced diet based on three basic food groups namely seeds nuts and grains vegetables and fruits.
  6. Certain vegetable juices especially carrot juice in combination with the juices of beets and cucumbers have been found valuable in the treatment of appendicitis.
  7. Regular use of tea made from fenugreek seeds has also proved helpful. In preventing the appendix from becoming a dumping ground for excess mucous and intestinal waste.

Food Items You Can Easily Consume

  1. Fresh lime squeezed in lukewarm water and mixed with honey (one teaspoon) after getting up in the morning.
  2. Fruits and milk for breakfast along with some nuts, if required. A full milk diet is also good for an appendicitis patient, though it has to be seen whether he/she is being able to take it without having a problem.
  3. Steamed vegetables and buttermilk for lunch. Maybe a whole-wheat tortilla can be added.
  4. Fresh fruit or vegetable juice in the afternoon.
  5. Fresh vegetable salad, sprouted seeds, homemade cheese, and buttermilk for dinner.
  6. Juice of carrot, cucumber, and beet really helps an appendicitis patient.
  7. Tea made from fenugreek seeds also gives a soothing effect.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello. It has been about 2 weeks after getting abdominal pain right beside my belly button on the right side my urine's color is way darker and it kinda hurts when urinating and also every time I get up I feel a bit dizzy with a loss of vision for about 3 seconds.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Shimla
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Bloating with belly button pain can also be caused by appendicitis. This condition occurs when the appendix becomes infected and then inflamed. Let's connect over a call so tha...

i am 26 years old I have pain on the right side of abdomen. My family doctor predict its an appendicitis and he give antibiotic tablet aricef o. Its side effects.

MCh(Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery), MS - Surgical, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
Hi. Considering your age, site of pain, your family doctor may be correct in diagnosis. To confirm that you should visit a surgeon and get treated. As such your ongoing antibiotic is concern, don't about the side effects, as they are usually rare,...

I am suffering from stomach pain gas from last one year unable to gain weight. I can't understand wts the root cause of this what exactly the problem. Please help me to get rid of this.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Shimla
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Less serious causes of abdominal pain include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, lactose intolerance, food poisoning, and a stomach virus. Other, more seri...

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