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Celery Is A No-No, But ......

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Started by newbie9, Aug 20, 2012 4:09 PM
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    newbie9

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:09 PM

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I know celery and asparagus are not allowed, however, is it ok to eat tuna or chicken salad with diced celery and/or onions? How about asparagus tips? Thanks


    Mis73

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:15 PM

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I'm not sure why you say they're not allowed? I have had celery and asparagus both since being banded with no problem. The only thing I know of that is not allowed is carbonation.

Did your doctor forbid these foods?


    newbie9

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:21 PM

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Hello Mis73 - I've been told and read that celery and asparagus are not
"band friendly" because they're stringy & fibrous -supposedly don't go down well. But it's good to know you can manage both because they're foods I'd miss. Eventually I'll try them and chew very well. Thanks!


    Mis73

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:23 PM

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Ohhh that makes sense. When I had both they were cooked, so I'm sure that made it easier to swallow. I did take really small bites, too. Especially with the celery because that just felt tougher to me.

When you do try it, be sure it's cooked so it's soft, it'll make it easier.

Oh btw, I eat raw chopped up celery and onion in my tuna salad all the time. I've never had a problem with either.


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Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:38 PM

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I agree with above comments. In the support group at my hospital, this was brought up. It wasn't a "no-no" persay but many said they had difficulty digesting it. I would suggest trying it in a small dose and see how it works for you. I would hate to give up asparagus!


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Posted August 20, 2012 - 4:39 PM

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I don't have problems with either.
Heck, yogurt can some times cause problems.
It is all an individual thing.


Also, both can be pealed, that would help a lot.


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Posted August 20, 2012 - 8:34 PM

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I'm not a big asparagus or celery eater but I have had it chopped in chicken and seafood salads with no problem. The food I wonder about is sweet potatoes. I was told they were a no no because of the fiber. Anyone know about that?


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Posted August 20, 2012 - 8:44 PM

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Celery and peanut butter are a favorite snack of mine! I have also discovered I enjoy cooked asparagus. So if you can tollerate it, go for it!


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Posted August 20, 2012 - 9:22 PM

#9
Celery is fine. It is the oranges I have problems with.
That is the big One that I have problems with.
Carbonation is fine also. Just have to drink it slow. I have a can of diet mt dew as I don't drink coffee



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