Stomach Ulcer Diet

Stomach ulcer is normally a disorder related to wrong eating habits. It can be cured with simple dietary and lifestyle changes.

 

The diet for stomach ulcer is mainly aimed at decreasing the gastric irritation and the excessive gastric acid secretion. This may also help prevent uncomfortable side effects such as heartburn etc. Many people who have peptic ulcers can eat whatever they want with no problems. For the rest of the people who are suffering from ulcer, eating certain foods can cause irritation, excessive acid production and heartburn. They need to know what foods are safe for them and which the foods they should avoid. They should also know how to prepare these foods to avoid ingredients that will cause a flare-up of their symptoms if they cook their own food. 

If you are suffering from stomach ulcer and need to make some dietary changes, the following resources will get you started

 

Stomach Ulcer Diet

 

1.     It is advisable to eat three small meals and light snacks evenly at frequent intervals for the entire day. They should avoid prolonged hunger and overeating.

 

2.     The food should be eaten slowly and must be chewed well so that they get digested well without causing gas formation or indigestion related problems.

 

3.     There should be any thinking and while consuming the meal one must keep their cool. In other words meals are to be consumed relaxed at mealtime.

 

4.     Avoid eating caffeine containing foods and beverages, citrus and tomato products and include the foods containing good source of protein such as milk, meat, egg, cheese etc. 

 

5.     Antacids should be taken as per the doctor’s prescription when you feel heavy after meals or feel boated. 

 

6.     Cream and milk feedings should not be as an antacid therapy. Though milk protein has an initial neutralizing effect on the gastric acid, it is also considered to be a potent stimulator. 

 

7.     Eating a diet rich in fiber, especially from fruits and vegetables prevents constipation and helps in regular bowel movement.

 

8.     Avoid eating within 3 hours before bedtime and always eat foods that are off low fat. Avoid foods that are fried. 

 

9.     Use moderation in consuming chocolates and beverages that contain more caffeine.

 

10.     Eat wholegrain or enriched, seedless breads and grains. Low fat crackers are recommended.

 

11.     Enriched rice, noodles, barley, macaroni and pastas are helpful.

 

12.     Fruits such as fresh, frozen, canned and fruit juice should be consumed minimally as they contain preservatives that an harm your metabolic system.

 

13.     Dairy products such as low fat milk products, mild cheeses, low fat or non fat yogurt, low fat cheese could be taken.

 

14.     All lean meat such as beef, pork, lamb, veal & skinless chicken meat can be consumed in moderation.

 

15.     Avoid stress which can cause acid formation in the stomach. 

 

16.     Regular exercise is a must for ensuring optimal functioning of the body



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