Recipe for Ostomy Patients: Boosting Potassium and Sodium Intake
Ostomy patients have higher likelihood of losing potassium and sodium. Potassium helps regulate water balance, blood pressure and heart functions. Sodium on the other hand functions to regultate blood pressure and water in the body. Lowering the levels of potassium and sodium in the body can carry health risks, but there are foods that can help you make up for this nutrient loss. Take this easy to prepare and tasty recipe to boost potassium and sodium in your diet. Remember, you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice taste in order to find balance. Potassium supplements are available in health stores, but it is still adivisable to get this from natural foods because they are more easily digested and absorbed. Sodium compounds such as salt, should be taken in moderation.
Preparation Time: 45 min
- 1 small garlic clove (to taste), minced
- Olive oil
- Marble potatoes, kg 5 strips lean bacon, dices
- Portobello mushrooms, sliced
- Few sprigs of flat leaf parsley, chopped
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Halve the baby potatoes and parboil in salted water until slightly tender.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat and add minced garlic. Note that garlic should not be used excessively. Do not brown.
- Add lean bacon and fry until lightly browned. Add Portobello mushrooms and saute until most moisture is gone from the mushrooms.
- Add baby potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Serve in a bowl and garnish with parsley.
- Bacon already has a high salt content, so balance added salt accordingly.
- Mushrooms can cause blockages. Chew carefully. You may eliminate from the recipe since potatoes and bacon taste great on its own.