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Hi! I'm 8 weeks post-op and wondering if strawberries are ok to eat/add to smoothies? ! I only had to see a nutritionist pre-op and I vaguely remember her saying something negative about strawberries.... I think something about the seeds.

I was at my surgeon's office this week and he pretty much said all healthy options are open now, but I forgot to ask!!!

Any info would be helpful.


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2 minutes ago, sunbunny83 said:

wondering if strawberries are ok to eat/add to smoothies

Why not?

If you are keeping your Protein consumption and overall carbs consumption in perspective, you should be abe to include some fresh or frozen strawberries in your diet.

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I've heard that they should be avoided in the early days because the seeds could irritate the healing suture line or get caught. 8 weeks out, I'm sure you're safe.

I eat them pretty regularly now. I'm about 8 weeks, too. They don't cause me any problems.

If you want to be extra safe, pour your smoothy slowly and discard the last couple of tablespoons....most of the seeds gather at the bottom.

Edited by Creekimp13

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I’m 14 months out and still can’t eat them. They cause a lot of acid. Never did in the past. Early on you don’t want the seeds to irritate the pouch. But after you fully heal there’s no reason you can’t have them. Except for the sugar content. And if like me you get acid after eating them.

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I put frozen strawberries in the blender with my Protein Shakes from week one. My program had no restrictions on strawberries and they never caused a problem.

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