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Ask an expert: Can cream of wheat be consumed after an affected intestine?

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 24-01-2023 Luciana M. Cherubin, Leticia Soares, Ledyan Ledyan
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Expert opinion from Luciana M. Cherubin

Bachelor in Nutrition · 5 years of experience · Argentina

Crem of wheat can be consume after an affected intestine due to its selenium content. Selenium is a nutrient that acts as an antioxidant and helps reduce intestinal inflammation.

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Expert opinion from Leticia Soares

Postgraduate Degree in Public and Family Health/Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics · 5 years of experience · Brazil

When consumed in a correct and balanced way, gluten, when it reaches the small intestine, helps in the proliferation and renewal of “good” bacteria, which aid in food digestion. For patients who are sensitive to gluten, cream of wheat causes inflammation in the intestinal wall, making it difficult to absorb nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of the body. This leads to symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, cramping and abdominal bloating.

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Expert opinion from Ledyan Ledyan

Master's degree Medicinal plants and functional food/Bachelor's degree Nutrition · 4 years of experience · Indonesia

When an individual has an affected intestine, the intestines will slightly weaken and cannot produce certain digestive enzymes. Wheat contains a protein complex called gluten and this gluten would not be digested well in the intestine. This will put you at risk of stomach pain, cramps, flatulence, and severe diarrhea.

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