»Articles»Health Tips & Advice»Prohibited Foods for Ulcers and Gastritis

Prohibited Foods for Ulcers and Gastritis

Nadia Galinova
Translated by
Nadia Galinova
Prohibited foods for ulcers and gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach, often caused by increased secretion of gastric juices. Such a condition can be caused by an existing infection with bacteria - Helicobacter pylori, the presence of bile juices from the duodenum, as well as by the intake of certain foods and drinks. Many medicinal preparations also cause stomach problems, especially with longer use.

Ulcer is a continuation of the inflammatory process in which wounds of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum are already present.

The most common symptoms are stomach pain, heartburn and indigestion. And in order to avoid unpleasant feelings, it is proper to follow a diet for ulcers or gastritis, limiting the intake of certain products.

Have a look at what the right diet for gastritis is.

Prohibited spices for gastritis and ulcers

Prohibited foods and drinks for ulcers and gastritis

- Of the spices, black pepper is extremely contraindicated if a person suffers from gastritis or an ulcer;

- Spicy foods and spices also irritate the stomach lining;

- It is desirable to leave the menu and any product containing chocolate, fat (fatty meats, salami, sausages);

- You should limit yourself to alcoholic and caffeinated drinks.

Drinks you should also avoid include cola, dairy products and those containing mint. It is advisable not to drink black and green tea, as well as citrus drinks made from oranges, grapefruit, figs, berries and dried fruit.

In addition to black pepper, red pepper, garlic powder and chili should not be present in the menu. Tomato foods are also not to be preferred, as well as watermelon.

It is also important to minimize foods high in fat and milk.

Have a look at what the right diet for ulcers is.

What to eat for ulcers and gastritis

Foods for gastritis
Image: Iliana Parvanova

No matter how scary it looks, your menu will remain varied and tasty. Emphasize on rest of the fruit and vegetables. You can calmly eat apples, bananas, peaches, melons, kiwis, rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

Whole grains you can trust include brown rice, rye, barley, millet, buckwheat, bulgur and others.

From the meats, choose chicken or turkey and emphasize on fish delicacies, beans, eggs and nuts.

Use less salt, sugar and you will feel your stomach healthier than ever.

Check out our suggestions for delicious recipes if you suffer from an ulcer or gastritis:

- healthy dishes;

- delicious buckwheat salads;

- dietary desserts.