Diet for gastritis
Foods recommended for gastritis
DIETARY TIPS FOR GASTRITIS
GASTRITIS DIET: What to eat for gastritis?
A proper diet is essential to treat gastritis.
Proper nutrition can prevent the occurrence of gastritis or relieve unpleasant symptoms.
When preparing the menus for people with gastritis you should take into account the following dietary tips:
Food NOT recommended for gastritis diet
You should avoid:
- Heavy meals: Meals with too condiments (chili, pickles, sour foods) or meals including too much animal fat are difficult to digest and are usually responsible for causing gastritis especially in people with weak stomachs.
- Carbonated drinks: Drinking beverages such as lemonade, beer, soda water, sparkling mineral water, sparkling wine, champagne, and other soft drinks can irritate your digestive track.
In case of drinking tea, avoid very high concentrated teas and it is preferable to use green tea than other types of tea. Even this type of tea should be taken occasionally.
- Late meals at night or eating too late: Heavy meals at night are very indigestible. It is better to eat something light and always eat a couple of hours before going to bed. Avoid copious meals at nigh. Big night dinners are responsible for many cases of gastritis.
- Sweets, cakes or pastry: They are to indigest and can be counterproductive for the stomach
Habits NOT recommended for gastritis diet
- Avoid strong physical or mental exercise before eating: You should undertake any strong physical or mental effort for at least a couple of hours before eating, special at night. Some walking or swimming before dinner is recommended to get rid of stress and whet your appetite.
- Don't drink too much water during meals or just after meals : Although drinking a lot of water is recommended for any kind of diet, however you shouldn't drink too much during meals or just after eating. Too much water dilutes gastric juices and makes digestion more difficult. It is better to drink between meals.
Food recommended for gastritis diet
The main recommended food for gastritis diet is soft mucilagous food. This type of food does not erode the intestinal wall. Mucilages create a film that protects the stomach mucosa. Among the most recommended foods we have:
- Acerola or Barbados cherry: Tannins form a protective membrane, helping to protect the gastrointestinal mucosa. For this reason, acerola juice is used for its protective properties to help treat gastritis.
- White rice : It provides energy and has a gelatinous texture that protects the stomach.
To make this possible, it is believed that cooking varieties of bananas should be used and these should be immature or very green. Many of these bananas can be bought nowadays in many establishments dried or raw, so they can be cooked or fried or whatever you prefer.
- Cabbage: Cabbage is a natural antacid because for its content in glutamine.
- Rice Drink: It is digestive, this drink is not heavy on the stomach. It is suitable for people with gastritis and heartburn.
- Papaya: The fruit is rich in beta-carotene and has digestive properties because of its content in papain. Papain is an enzyme with properties similar to pepsin (an enzyme of the gastric juices), or trypsin (an enzyme of pancreatic juice). These type of enzymes, which are known as proteolytic enzymes, help to break up proteins and promote digestion, preventing gastritis and the formation of gases.
Habits recommended for gastritis diet
- Take frequent soft meals : Taking 5 or 6 daily non heavy meals is the best way to prevent or relieve gastritis.
- Avoid hasty or anxious meals: Slow and careful chewing is necessary to accomplish a good digestion. Avoid eating in a hurry. Don't watch television o read the newspaper while eating. Don't discuss and try to avoid stress.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.