Gastritis Diet: What To Eat And What Not To



Gastritis means any kind of condition that involves inflammation of the stomach whether it be acute or severe. It is one of the most common and problematic ones. A common condition that causes digestive symptoms and pain. It is acute gastric that comes on suddenly and severely whereas chronic gastric lasts for a longer time.


There are types of gastric and different factors cause different types of gastric. Some common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain

  • Indigestion

  • Feeling full

  • Nausea


Gastritis is often improved after treatment and is usually a minor health issue but however, some types of gastritis can lead to very serious complications such as ulcers or increased risk of cancer.


Stomach inflammation can be due to diet and lifestyle factors, some infections, and diseases.


The best way to manage gastritis is by avoiding foods and drinks that trigger symptoms. Consuming a diet that supports your gut health and has anti-inflammatory properties and avoiding some foods that can worsen the symptoms may be helpful.


Some foods that gastric patients should avoid are

  • Highly acidic foods and drinks like tomatoes, caffeine, and carbonated drinks

  • Spicy foods

  • Fried foods


It may be helpful if you could avoid having these foods and drinks as well:

  • Processed meats

  • Refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pasta

  • Sweets and sugary foods

  • Sodas and sweetened drinks


Gastritis is an inflammatory condition so consuming an anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful. Foods such as:

  • Olive oil

  • Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines

  • Nuts, including hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts

  • Fruits, such as blueberries, strawberries, cherries, and raspberries

  • Leafy green vegetables, such as cabbage, kale, spinach, and arugula


According to research; garlic, ginger, and turmeric may also have anti-inflammatory properties.


Foods and drinks that help to ease the symptoms of gastritis are:

  • Foods with low acidity, including vegetables and beans

  • High fiber foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans

  • Low-fat foods, such as fish, lean meats, and vegetables

  • Noncarbonated drinks and caffeine-free drinks


Some studies say that probiotics could help with stomach complications caused by bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, also known as H. pylori. These Helicobacter pylori bacteria cause an infection in the digestive system, which can lead to gastritis or stomach ulcers. In fact, H. pylori are the most common cause of gastritis, accounting for 90 percent.


Consuming smaller but frequent meals can help to ease the symptoms of gastritis. And even consuming healthful probiotic foods like natural yogurt, miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough bread, kefir, and tempeh could help you with gastritis.


These are gastritis diets that you can follow if you want to ease the symptoms of gastritis and protect it from worsening.


If you want to know more about a healthy diet you can contact a diet coach or a nutritionist.


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