Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach and can be acute when it occurs for a short period of time, or chronic, if it lasts for months or years. This inflammation of the stomach causes pain in the upper part of the stomach or stomach, nausea and, sometimes, vomiting.
General Recommendations for Gastritis
If you are one of the people suffering from gastritis, you must know certain guidelines to follow in your daily life and certain dietary recommendations aimed at facilitating digestion and avoiding irritating or exciting foods that will favor you having bad digestion and discomfort. Our recommendations to help you feel better are:
- Try to eat fractionally 4-5 times a day.
- Do not make copious meals as this will cause you to have slow and heavy digestion causing your stomach to work harder.
- Take your time to eat. Eat slowly and chew all foods well.
- Do not go to sleep right after dinner. Try to dine 2-3 hours before going to bed and, if you take something later, other than solid food.
- If you smoke, stop doing it. If you do not see yourself capable, seek advice, your situation will improve considerably.
- If you are a nervous person or suffer stress, encourages relaxing attitudes and therapies.
- Excludes from the diet or decreases the consumption of foods and preparations rich in fat.
- Choose the soft preparations before the rest of culinary preparations that increase the fat content.
- Do not take food to extreme temperatures, very cold or very hot, as this will enhance the irritation.
- Avoid beverages that stimulate gastric secretion or that worsen digestion, such as coffee, tea, alcohol, cola drinks or carbonated beverages.
What Foods Should Be Avoided And What Should Be Included In The Diet For Gastritis?
Now that we know the general recommendations we are going to translate them into the foods that we should avoid and in which we can include in our diet.
Opt for skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, fresh cheese or skimmed yogurt. If your situation improves, you can moderately drink some dairy dessert such as custard or custard.
Certain people may present a poor personal tolerance to flatulent vegetables (artichokes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, pepper, cucumber, onion, and garlic) or acidic foods such as tomatoes. Sometimes it can also cause discomfort if eaten raw, if so, cook them boiled or mashed.
It is recommended that fruit consumption is made in the form of ripe fruit, baked or in the compote.
Cereals, Tubers and Legumes
Rice and potatoes are usually well accepted. Legumes, on the other hand, are recommended in mild cooking and if they feel bad should be passed through the mill to remove the “skins”, because of its high fiber content, can create discomfort.
Fish, Meat, and Eggs
You can consume white meats such as chicken or turkey, egg, and sausages type ham, turkey breast and, depending on the tolerance, white fish, and ham
Avoid, as has been said before, tea, cola drinks, carbonated drinks or coffee, which, although decaffeinated, increases gastric secretion.
Avoid fat or cream-based sauces, spicy condiments, concentrated flavoring cubes or chocolate. All of them stimulate gastric secretion or hinder digestion.
It is recommended that to cook, olive oil or seeds are consumed before butter or margarine.