Avoid Appendicitis by Food

Avoid Appendicitis by food

The power of Fibers

Over many years, researchers wondered about the reason for the relative scarcity of appendicitis disease in places such as Africa and Asia, while it is very common in the United States, where it affects the about 12.7% of the population at some time in their lives.

What is the mistake we do?

Doctor “David G. Addis” says Professor of Medicine in the Department of Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta”: “There was always a belief that foods rich in fiber protect people against appendicitis.” People in Africa, Asia eat high amounts of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, and other foods rich in fiber. But we in this country do get only 11 to 12 grams of fiber each day. This is less than half the daily amount (about 25 g)

But in a short time in 1940, a remarkable strange something happened. Because of the war, people began to eat less meat and more high-fiber foods, and infection rates began to excess down, is this just a coincidence? Some researchers do not think so.

Facilitating the process of digestion:

Humans get appendicitis when a piece of stool plug the opening of the appendix (which is part of the large intestine) whose size is about a grain of beans, allowing growing and reproduction of bacteria inside the appendix and because the fiber in food absorbs water, food high fiber make the stool bigger and makes it more softness and reduces the possibility of shredding. This helps to prevent stray particles from plugging the appendix.

As supplying of the body with more fiber from food leads to the speed of the movement of stool through the digestive system. says Doctor “Frank J..Modi”. Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of “Texas” in “Houston”: “Anything that reduces the time that wastes spent in the large intestine can be helpful, and useful.” Even if doctors believe that getting more fiber will protect us from appendicitis, but it is clear that they provide some protection or prevention.

One of the easiest ways to get a lot of fiber in the diet is to start your morning by eating cereal. Most of cereals eaten in breakfast – whether served hot or cold – are perfect source of fiber, says Dr. “Pat Harper” food nutrition expert in “Pittsburg”. And some types of grains contains ten grams or more of fiber when each food rations, and that more than half the daily amount. So when you go to the food stores in the next time, you have to be careful that they had been bought several boxes of cereal. You can also take some time to read the labels on the cans. The grain must contain at least five grams of fibers per meal. But if your cereals contain a low amount of fibers, you can mix it with a high-fiber type for more protection.

Another way to get a lot of fiber which is eating the whole grain. The foods such as white bread, white rice, and white flour made from grain processing, a lot of protective fibers has been removed. You must eat 20 slice of white bread to get only ten grams of fiber; The foods made from whole wheat bread – for example – it contains two grams of fiber; which is more than the amount of fibers in the processed food by four folds. Also each of half a cup of cooked barley and half a cup of cooked oatmeal contains three grams of fiber. Doctor “Harper” confirms that whole grains are an excellent choice for fiber.



The beans are better sources of fiber, where half a cup of beans – for example – contain 8 grams of fiber; which means one-third of the needed amount per day. The same quantity of beans contains 6 grams of fiber and half a cup of boiled peas contains 8 grams of fiber.

While vegetables can’t compete legumes for fiber, but it is still important sources of fiber. Half a cup of broccoli – for example – contains 2 grams of fiber and apples and oranges contain 3 grams of fiber in each fruit. Do not forget dry fruits, where half a cup of raisins contains 4 grams of fiber, while ten fruits of dried apricots contains 3 grams of fiber.

Although many juicy fruits contain some fiber, most of the fiber found in the peels. Therefore, we must eat fruits (and vegetables such as potatoes) if possible including its peel.

And citrus of course exempt from these rules, because we do not eat the peel. But fortunately, many of the fiber in oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits are in the subcortical white bark. But you get the maximum amount of fiber, don’t cut citrus into slices, put peel it and eat all of it to get the most fiber in each embryo.

Sources: 

The Doctors Book of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager and the Editors of Prevention Health Books; 

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