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Foods To Avoid And Include In Your Diet Plan If You Have Ulcer 

By Chinelo Eze
26 June 2022   |   2:01 pm
What is an ulcer? It is a sore in the stomach or the small intestine. The common sign is a pain in the upper part of the stomach. Ulcer usually occur when the acid in the stomach ruins the lining of the digestive tract. Due to this, there is the need to pay attention to…

What is an ulcer? It is a sore in the stomach or the small intestine. The common sign is a pain in the upper part of the stomach. Ulcer usually occur when the acid in the stomach ruins the lining of the digestive tract.

Due to this, there is the need to pay attention to the type of foods consumed as some cause more harm than good, making individuals with ulcers experience pain and discomfort.

The diet of ulcer patients varies from one individual to another. Over the cause of time, the condition can change meaning that the diet needs to be bendable to accommodate changes.

Most importantly is finding out what best suits you. What will help is noting down what is consumed and how the reactions afterwards whether good or bad.

This collected data helps you keep track of the ailment to help you know what suits and does not fit into your diet plan.

A well-balanced diet with enough protein, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables is great for someone with an ulcer.

Condition your mind that you will not be able to do everything you desire. Rather, be centred on the ones that you can enjoy without spurring symptoms.

Diets like a low-fibre diet will give about 10-15 grams of fibre a day. With this, you will visit the bathroom less frequently.

These are the troublemaker foods that can cause issues for people with ulcers they include:

  • Carbonated drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine 
  • Dairy products(if you’re lactose intolerant)
  • Dried fruits 
  • Dried beans, legumes and peas
  • Meat
  • Foods high in fibre
  • Food containing sulfate or sulfur
  • Sugar-free products containing sorbitol
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts  
  • Seeds
  • Spicy foods
  • Raw vegetables and fruits 
  • Refined sugar

Delicious granola with berries

What Else Can Help?

Keep your doctor and dietician in the loop about what you consume and how your body reacts.

Supplements might come in handy if a balanced diet causes problems. Supplements like folic acid, calcium, and vitamin B12. Consult your doctor first.

It could be that smaller meals work better for you throughout the day rather than three big meals. 

When making your diet plan, they should include handy foods that can move around with you for healthy snacks.

Ucler Triggering Foods 

Some studies show that specific nutrients may assist in combating the discomfort and swelling in your stomach stimulated by an ulcer.

Scientists have researched how linoleic acid, which is found in foods like egg yolks, olive oil, walnuts, and coconut oil, influences those with ulcers.

Good fat is good, but keep it moderate as it could cause inflammation when too much is consumed. Further studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids, also called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), may fight inflammation.

This good fat is said to block specific chemicals in the body known as leukotrienes. A good source of EPA is fish oil.

Another type of omega-3 found in fish is DHA. It can help tackle inflammation and is often used by individuals with ulcers.

According to research, yoghurt has probiotics, which are healthy bacteria for the stomach and reduce inflammation. 

 

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