Diet For Gastritis

Diet For GastritisDiet For Gastritis

A diet for gastritis is needed for anybody who suffers from the disease. Gastritis can cause a lot of complications if not treated and if you are not careful with what you eat.

According to Mayo Clinic, gastritis describes a group of conditions with one thing in common: inflammation of the lining of the stomach. The inflammation of gastritis is often the result of infection with the same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers. However, other factors — such as injury, regular use of certain pain relievers or drinking too much alcohol — also can contribute to gastritis.

 

Gastritis may occur suddenly (acute gastritis) or it can occur slowly over time (chronic gastritis). In some cases, gastritis can lead to ulcers and an increased risk of stomach cancer. For most people, however, gastritis isn’t serious and improves quickly with treatment.

 

Source: Mayo Clinic

 

There are certain foods that you can eat with gusto when you suffer from gastritis and there are also those that you should certainly stay away from. Having a list of foods, which are ideal to be included in a diet for gastritis, can certainly do you a lot of good.

 

According to University of Maryland Medical Center, doctors used to recommend eating bland foods with milk and only small amounts of food with each meal. Researchers now know that such a diet isn’t required to treat gastritis or ulcers.

 

Following these nutritional tips may help reduce symptoms:

 

  • Foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea may inhibit the growth of H. pylori.
  • Eat antioxidant foods, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes), and vegetables (such as squash and bell peppers).
  • Eat foods high in B vitamins and calcium, such as almonds, beans, whole grains (if no allergy), dark leafy greens (such as spinach and kale), and sea vegetables.
  • Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar.
  • Eat lean meats, cold water fish, tofu (soy, if no allergy) or beans for protein.
  • Use healthy oils, such as olive oil.
  • Reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
  • Avoid beverages that may irritate the stomach lining or increase acid production including coffee (with or without caffeine), alcohol, and carbonated beverages.
  • Drink 6 – 8 glasses of filtered water daily.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes daily, 5 days a week.
  • Identify and eliminate food allergies.

 

Source: UMM

 

It is good to remember the foods that you can include in a diet for gastritis, and those foods that can potentially harm you or worsen your condition. As long as you take note of these foods, you might just find some relief in relation to your condition.

 

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2 Responses to Diet For Gastritis

  • Cynthia T. McNally says:

    I have been having problems with gastritis for a number of years. I appreciate this information on how to cope with this problem. I also have acid reflux, but it is nothing compared to gastritis. Thanks for the information..

  • Brilliant help for this debilitating problem which has recurred again – had treatment ten months ago – doctors are reluctant to give antibiotics and I was treated with two. Am slightly worried as I do take pantaprazole. Have diverticulitis also.

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