Diet for Gastritis: The Right Foods Can Help

Small portions, little sugar, low-irritant food, enough protein, and enough liquid help with gastritis. What foods are good for gastritis, and what can you eat?

Acute inflammation of the gastric mucosa is usually painful and often accompanied by nausea. To relieve the symptoms, special stomach-friendly food helps. This means avoiding everything that stimulates the formation of stomach acid and only further promotes inflammation of the stomach lining – such as acidic, spicy, smoked foods.

There are a number of foods that tend to slow down inflammation and are also very helpful in chronic gastritis – we have listed them below. It is also important to choose rather small portions: In order not to overwhelm the stomach, you should not expect too much at once. In addition, it is particularly important to deal with stress well.

Diet in gastritis – basic rules

  • Drink enough: at least 1.5 liters per day. Herbal teas such as chamomile, fennel, sage, yarrow, or dandelion tea are particularly helpful.
  • Avoid stomach acid generators: coffee, acidic fruit juices, and fruit teas, hot spices, fried, smoked and fried foods.
  • Rule of five: 3 handfuls of vegetables and 2 handfuls of mild, low-sugar fruit a day
  • Slow down chronic inflammation with anti-inflammatory drugs: good oils such as olive, rapeseed, hemp, or linseed oil; Spices like turmeric, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.
  • On the other hand, avoid wheat (in bread, rolls, pasta, and pizza), pork, and cow’s milk (normal drinking milk). Potatoes only in small quantities and only in the form of jackets or boiled potatoes.
  • Against cravings, drink wormwood tea (bitter) or take bitter drops from the back of your hand.
  • Eat enough protein with all meals, because protein keeps you full for a long time.
  • Little sugar, also little fructose! Little sweet.
  • Eat as calmly and regularly as possible.
  • Don’t eat too much at once: It’s better to stop when you’re about 80 percent full – eat one more snack if necessary (preferably with protein such as yogurt or quark).
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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