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Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:20 pm
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Good afternoon everyone.

What benefits, either positive or negative have members had to adding pomegranites or pomegranite seeds

to their ostomy diet.

Thank you

Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:39 pm

I drink the juice all the time mixed with cranberry juice. 👍 I avoid all seeds as much as possible. 

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Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:54 pm


AlexT wrote:

I drink the juice all the time mixed with cranberry juice. 👍 I avoid all seeds as much as possible. 

Thank you Alex.

I purchased the pomegranite seeds at Trader Joe's this afternoon.

Pomegranite juice mixed with cranberry juice, OK ..I will try it.  Many Thanks....

What about cranberry juice mixed with water?  Not much for flavor, however it is cheaper.

Do you mix them 1:1 ?

  

Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:07 pm

I ate a pomegranate once with the seeds and ended up with bad stomach pains and it hurt coming out my ostomy. I have an ileostomy. 

Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:11 pm


bohdan wrote:

Thank you Alex.

I purchased the pomegranite seeds at Trader Joe's this afternoon.

Pomegranite juice mixed with cranberry juice, OK ..I will try it.  Many Thanks....

What about cranberry juice m...

Hi Bohdan,  You should drink whatever juice you like.  Cranberry and Pomegranate juice are both really good for you, but there are lots of other juices that are good as well, whether you are an ostomate or not.  I'm not really sure what having an ostomy has to do with what juice you drink?  There are some, like prune, or to a lesser degree apple, that will have a laxative effect, again whether you are an ostomate, or not.  I would just caution that most juices are high in sugar, so drinking a lot of it is not a great idea.  If it's hydration you are looking for, you are better off making water the liquid you drink the most of.

Terry

Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:13 pm

Just an added thought, if hydration is your goal, try mixing a little juice with lots of water, just to make it more palatable.

Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:43 pm


bohdan wrote:

Thank you Alex.

I purchased the pomegranite seeds at Trader Joe's this afternoon.

Pomegranite juice mixed with cranberry juice, OK ..I will try it.  Many Thanks....

What about cranberry juice m...

I’m not sure the ratio but I tend to like cranberry juice to be the “main” taste. Now, my favorite is cranberry/pineapple juice. I have a glass of either one of those or a glass of orange juice every morning. 

Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:48 pm


delgrl525 wrote:

Hi Bohdan,  You should drink whatever juice you like.  Cranberry and Pomegranate juice are both really good for you, but there are lots of other juices that are good as well, whether you are an o...

Terry,

Just trying to help manage my colostomy bag and be healthy and not for the laxative effect.

Trader Joe's sells 100 % Cranberry juice with minimal sugar . So mixing it with water is a good start

with perhaps 1 unit cranberry to 4 units of water. 

 Of course this a guideline only and everyone is responsible for their own health 

Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:42 pm


AlexT wrote:

I’m not sure the ratio but I tend to like cranberry juice to be the “main” taste. Now, my favorite is cranberry/pineapple juice. I have a glass of either one of those or a glass of orange jui...

What ratio do you use so that you can enjoy the taste ?

Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:14 pm


bohdan wrote:

What ratio do you use so that you can enjoy the taste ?

Not sure exactly. Probably 2.5-3 cranberry :1 pomegranate. I don’t really measure it that well. I can drink straight cranberry but prefer just a little of some other taste mixed in. 

Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:56 pm


AlexT wrote:

Not sure exactly. Probably 2.5-3 cranberry :1 pomegranate. I don’t really measure it that well. I can drink straight cranberry but prefer just a little of some other taste mixed in. 

Thank you Alex.

I appreciate your graciousness and your willing to share.

Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:55 am

Being an ostomate for 45+ years I’d recommend no seeds, grains, peel skin off raw fruit, no corn, no raw veggies, be careful with fiber

to prevent potential  blockage.   With all that being said EVERYONE is different so experiment sparingly 😉.  I do drink pomegranate/cranberry juice which helps things move through and good for the kidney etc.

good luck!  Stay well!  Cherish each day!😊

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