What foods should I avoid after pancreatic surgery?

After pancreatic surgery, patients should stick to a low-fat and low-alcohol diet.

Foods to avoid soon after a pancreatic resection include:

  • Fibrous meats: beef, pork, lamb, veal
  • Raw fruits with skin: apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries, etc.
  • Raw berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • White rice (but brown rice is usually okay)
  • Fresh citrus fruit (but pulp-free juices are usually okay)
  • Nuts (but smooth nut butters are usually okay)
  • Fresh bread 
  • Raw vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Carbonated beverages

If you are diabetic, you may need to adjust these suggestions to meet your dietary restrictions.

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