Gastritis refers to a group of conditions, all of which cause inflammation of the gastric mucosa. The gastric mucosa forms a protective barrier that protects the stomach from digestive acids. Gastritis, this barrier becomes impaired, and digestive juices damage the stomach lining, causing inflammation. Gastritis can have a sudden onset or it can develop slowly over a long period of time. Something about gastritis nutrition. What can you eat and what you should not.
Some people with gastritis have no symptoms. If there are symptoms of gastritis are indigestion, hiccups, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, the feeling of fullness after a meal, dark stools, vomiting blood.
Diet for gastritis is a diet plan that limits or does not include foods that irritate the stomach. The stomach can irritate the foods that increase the secretion of gastric acid. You will need to limit or avoid drinks and foods that cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, heartburn or indigestion.
Do not affect all foods in the same way. You will need to learn which foods cause symptoms. Spices such as pepper increased gastric acid secretion and may be irritating to the stomach. Foods containing chocolate, which are spicy or have a high fat content can also irritate the stomach. Beverages containing alcohol or caffeine can cause symptoms of gastritis and should be avoided.
Diet in gastritis – which foods you should avoid:
- hot cocoa and cola
- whole milk and chocolate milk
- Mint tea
- Coffee with and without caffeine
- Green and black tea with or without caffeine
- alcoholic drinks
- orange juice and grapefruit
Spices in gastritis nutrition:
- black and red pepper
- garlic powder
- chili powder
Other foods in gastritis nutrition:
- dairy products made from whole milk or cream
- spicy or heavily seasoned cheeses
- spicy and fatty meats, such as sausages, salami, bacon, ham and cold steak
- chili peppers
- tomatoes and tomato products such as tomato paste, tomato sauce or tomato juice
What should not eat if you have gastritis?
Eat a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or low-fat dairy products. Whole grains include whole wheat bread, pasta, and brown rice. Choose lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
Diet in gastritis is based on meals that are low in unhealthy fats, salt and added sugar. Healthy fats include olive oil and canola oil.
Do not eat before bedtime – at least 2 hours before bedtime.
Eat small, frequent meals – stomach can tolerate small, frequent meals rather than large meals.
Ask your dietitian for more information about healthy eating.