Something I get asked quite a bit about is
the inability to digest highly fibrous vegetables and proteins, not just red meat, but sometimes
chicken, sometimes fish even, can affect sleeve and gastric bypass patients post surgery.
I don’t want you not to eat your protein. If you do get symptoms of, you know, indigestion,
heart burn, burping after you eat, bloating, or if the meat feels like it sits like a little
rock in your sleeve or your pouch, you may need to look into some digestive enzymes.
So digestive enzymes are merely enzymes that your pancreas normally produces, but you’re
swallowing them before you eat so they’re there in your sleeve or your pouch before
you eat your protein source. It really helps in aiding, breaking down the protein. If you’re
following it with your vegetables there’s digestive enzymes that help break down the
cellulose, the hemi-cellulose, basically the fiber found in all vegetables. So I highly recommend the Tummy Balance by
Journey Bariatric. A lot of patients like the convenience of the chewable. You chew
these before you eat. They’re very convenient. Another popular brand is by Source Naturals
here and they’re called Essential Enzymes and it’s a really good retail price point
as well. This brand has been a favorite for a lot of my patients because you can throw
them in your purse. They’re easy to take before you eat your meal, a couple of sips of water.
They’re just capsules. Again, you’re going to be able to digest your food much easier. I hope this information helps. Have a healthy