Gastritis Foods To Enjoy And Avoid

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So, you’ve been diagnosed with a very common ailment; Gastritis. What’s very comforting, the disorder is not particularly life-threatening, but where do you go from here? How do you stop that burning, gassy stomach from hurting you even more? That’s when your common sense and sense of self-preservation comes into play. Your doctor will have lots of advice for you so please listen to all of it and then decide what’s best for you.

Foods You Can Enjoy With Gastritis

While you are having an ‘episode’ of gastritis, your list of foods to enjoy will necessarily be smaller. Fortunately even if you crave spicy food, once you’ve cut back dramatically on spices you’ll find yourself enjoying your meals just as much with a hint of spice as with a large amount. Literally, you’re training your tongue to taste more. Soothing, comforting meals in a relaxed atmosphere will help digestion more than you suspect. Try to eat more whole foods such as vegetables, fruits (without peels if they’re irritating) and whole grains. Fiber, especially water-soluble fiber, is excellent for the stomach because it gives stomach acid plenty to do while buffering the effects of any potential irritants. Lower, but not extremely low-fat foods will help prevent further discomfort. Small, frequent meals keep the stomach from over secreting acid.

Foods To Avoid With Gastritis

Sorry, but alcohol in any form is extremely irritating to the stomach; you’ll want to cut down or quit. Fortunately the pain of gastritis makes it worth your while. Coffee, and sometimes tea, cause overproduction of stomach acid, as well as being acidic in themselves. NSAIDs, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, reduce inflammation but aggravate gastritis conditions. Smoking is probably the worst culprit in making gastric conditions worse. As well as causing inflammation itself, it prevents healing of the stomach lining and contributes to the greater risk of stomach cancer already facing gastritis sufferers.

In addition, eating more slowly and really enjoying the foods you can have not only help the gastritis symptoms, your digestion will be much improved by chewing your food more and keeping it in your mouth longer. Digestion begins with your saliva, it has properties which begin the breakdown of your food long before it reaches your stomach. Eating more slowly will also help you lose weight and be more satisfied with each meal. All this advice and more is available from your physician and the Internet, as well as thousands of specialty recipes for your particular needs.

7 thoughts on “Gastritis Foods To Enjoy And Avoid

  1. Mary LeClaire

    Is there Probiotics you recommend. It’s hard to follow a recipe book. I am a Flight Attendant and I’m on a plane so much. I’m getting desperate because of the pain. I am eating constantly to keep my stomach full. Will Probiotics help?

  2. admin


    Probiotics are always recommended, but I am afraid if you are still eating the foods in the wrong combination, you will still be in pain. The Great Taste No Pain program explains exactly which foods you should eat together and which you should avoid to combine. You can use the system anywhere. It includes a booklet for eating out and you will know exactly which foods you can eat and which you should leave on the table.

  3. Leo

    Hi there,

    I have been diagonised with gastritis and now on medication for nexiam and Galacid.i seem to be feeling the results but it might be too early to conclude as I.m still on medication. has anyone used these medications before and how was the results. I am pranoid I cannot afford to be sick again after the treatment is over.

  4. D

    ive just been diagnosed a couple days ago with gastritis. ive been prescribed pepsid and they told me to take maalox but im still nauseous almost all the time. I’m getting very irritated because I’m nursing Is there anything else I can take?

  5. admin

    Hello D,

    the easiest and in most cases most effective thing to do would be to change your diet. The most important part is how you combine foods and if you eat too many processed/junk foods plus consume lots of soda etc your gastritis won’t go away with all the drugs available in the world.

    You can follow the link above for a free 4 day sample diet plan that will help you to get quick relief from your gastritis symptoms.

  6. Donnad

    April 9, 2013

    I tried everything but nothing really worked. The aloe vera worked some, but after a while things went back to normal. It is better to take the aloe vera tablets with warm water on an empty stomach. The best thing I have tried so far is raw carrot.I have one every morning on an empty stomach. If food is already in the stomach it will not be effective. the same goes for apples or any other fruit. Make sure they are properly washed and peeled with a vegetable peeper. With the peeler less value is lost. Of course everyone’s body reacts differently. I do wish the readers all the best. Don’t give up keep on trying until you find something that adopts to your need.

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