Some people have questioned whether or not they’ll be able to eat fruits and vegetables after ostomy surgery. The fear is that the fiber (or bulk) could cause a blockage—and ostomates who have experienced one know just how painful it can be. Although each person is different, it’s wise to start out eating soft foods during your recovery and build in whole foods gradually.
If you have an ostomy and are worried about blockages from eating raw fruits and vegetables, a simple solution is to blend them into a healthy smoothie. It's easy to make and takes only minutes to prepare. The benefits of superfood smoothies are endless and the best part is that the fiber content of fruits and vegetables remain intact, but easier to digest.
Nutritionally speaking, superfoods provide you with vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy and will help in the recovery process. Superfoods are a great way to eliminate toxins from your body that can make you feel sluggish and drained. They aren’t any more expensive than other grocery store food, in fact, many superfoods are more economical than highly processed, pre-packaged food.
A healthy balanced diet results not only in your physical wellbeing, but mental health too. If your body is healthy, your mind naturally follows. Eating healthy needs to become a way of life after ostomy surgery—not a fad or phase.
Kick off your morning by drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, then make yourself an energizing berry smoothie or nourishing green drink to jump-start your day and watch your energy soar!