The duodenum is a well-separated section of the small intestine into which the liver and pancreas ducts open. It is in this part of the intestine that the complete grinding of food takes place and the absorption of nutrients into the blood begins.
The mucous membrane of the duodenum secretes intestinal juice and the hormone secretin, which is necessary for proper digestion of food.
The duodenum has a horseshoe shape and it is because of the specifics of the existing shape, as well as with improper nutrition of its owner, it is prone to inflammation and other problems.
This is interesting:
The duodenum got its name for its length, equal to twelve fingers folded together, or fingers, as they said in the last century.
Useful foods for the duodenum
- Dairy foods. They are a good source of natural calcium, which is essential for the normal functioning of the duodenum.
- Rose hips and oranges. They contain vitamin C, which is a good antiseptic. Also, he is involved in the production of intestinal juice.
- Eggs. Due to the lecithin contained in them, they are an important component that ensures the normal state of mucosal cells. In addition, lecithin plays an important role in the absorption of food.
- Apples. They are rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin C. Also, apples contain pectin, which has the ability to bind toxins. Improves digestion.
- Broccoli. Thanks to the vitamins and microelements it contains, it has an antitumor effect. Broccoli is a good antioxidant and a great source of fiber.
- Kiwi. They are rich in potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. In addition, they are high in vitamin C and digestive enzymes.
- Seaweed. Due to the content of iodine, potassium, calcium and iron, it has the ability to bind and remove toxins, thereby improving digestion.
- Carrot. Contains such substances as beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. It has the ability to stabilize the osmotic state of mucosal cells.
- Honey. Increases the body’s immunity. Promotes early recovery in case of ailments. Used to treat duodenal ulcers. Improves intestinal secretory function.
For the normal functioning of this part of the intestine, vitamins A, B and C, as well as vitamin PP, are required. Of the microelements, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and iron are useful.
To prevent violations in the work of this organ, doctors recommend full and regular meals (3 to 5 times a day) in small portions. In case of revealed violations in the work of the duodenum, the number of meals must be increased without fail up to 5-6 times a day.
Food should be warm. Serve in a grated form in case of identified violations in the work of the organ, to ensure maximum rest. For the prevention of violations, experts recommend not to get involved in plant fiber.
To provide the body with a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals, non-acidic fruit, berry and vegetable juices, diluted in a 1: 1 ratio, are highly recommended.
- dried bread,
- dishes with milk (steam pancakes, milk jelly, condensed milk, at night it is useful to drink 1 glass of warm milk (if there are no allergies and contraindications)),
- porridge with milk,
- vegetable purees or puddings,
- berry jelly and juices,
- scrambled eggs,
- steamed fish and lean meat.
Traditional methods of cleansing the duodenum
In order to cleanse the duodenum from toxins and toxins, you should prepare a mixture of one glass of natural kefir and a tablespoon of sunflower oil. Drink at night. In the morning, eat a serving of fresh cabbage salad. As a result of this, the toxins extracted by the kefir will be bound and removed by the fiber contained in the cabbage.
Harmful foods for the duodenum
- Salt – causes fluid retention in the body. As a result, there is an overload of the blood vessels serving the intestines. And as a consequence of this, the process of absorption of nutrients is disrupted.
- Fried foods… Carcinogenic substances arising in connection with frying can cause the appearance of intestinal neoplasms.
- Spices, pickles and smoked meats. Contain chemicals harmful to the duodenum. As a result of their consumption, the manifestation of such consequences as an increase or decrease in the production of intestinal juice, a change in its composition, a violation of the resorptive function is possible.
- Alcohol… It causes a primary spasm of the intestinal vessels, which then leads to cellular changes.
- Carbonated drinks… Contains sweeteners and other substances that interfere with the absorption function of the duodenum.