Forbidden foods for gastritis
If you have gastritis, food is undoubtedly one of the most important factors. Keep in mind what foods you should avoid for good digestion and to prevent inflammation and heartburn.
Do you have gastritis or stomach inflammation?. Well then, first of all, you have to take the reins of the problem by modifying your diet.
The importance of the digestive process that takes place in your stomach, is crucial for proper absorption and metabolism of nutrients in the intestine. This process depends largely on the foods you eat. Furthermore, what you eat affects different digestive organs such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas so that they can fulfill their different functions.
But... why does gastritis occur?
The causes of gastritis can be multiple. However, between all of them, three are the most important:
- Because of a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori.
- Because of stress.
- Because of a high fat diet.
In any case, once the gastritis is triggered, controlling your feeding becomes vital.
Apart from the foods forbidden in gastritis, as in foods high in fat, especially saturated, like cookies, cakes, chips, kneaded cakes, pastries, candies, chocolate, etc., there are a number of other foods rich in acidic substances, which can further irritate your gastric mucous. Hence, you should know and of course, avoid these harmful foods for your gastritis.
See the table of acidic foods below that can cause you gastritis
|Acidic foods that cause gastritis|
|Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, etc. whether they're consumed as whole fruits or if you drink their juices.|
|Sugar and sugar concentrated foods such as jams, jellies, ice cream, creams, kneaded cakes, sweets, etc.|
|Honey, although it can be very healthy otherwise, their sugars can also cause you heartburn.|
|Tomato and its derivatives such as sauces. Tomato acidity and especially from sauces often produce episodes of gastritis|
|Onions, although its acidity is responsible for much of its properties, its use is not suitable if you suffer from gastritis.|
|Coffee, tea and sodas contain alkaloids irritating to the gastric mucous.|
In short , these foods which favor the development of gastritis should be eliminated from your daily menu if you want to avoid further complications. Note that if you do not follow a proper diet and consume these foods, regular provokers of heartburn, they can even cause you an ulcer.
Remember that if you feel burning sensation and/or stomach pain you should not hesitate to consult your doctor.
You will find more information on how to relieve gastritis in the following articles:
- Advice for gastritis
- What’s good for gastritis?
- Lemon: Is it good for curing gastritis?