Is there a specific diet for gastritis foods you should eat and foods you should not have?

Gastritis is a disorder of the digestive tract in which the inner lining of the stomach gets inflamed, sometimes leading to lesions and ulcers. The most common symptoms of gastritis are burning sensation in the stomach, loss of appetite, feeling of nausea and vomiting, frequent headaches and dizziness. Other symptoms include problems in digestion, Constipation, acidity, foul taste and odor in mouth, granular eruptions of the tongue and stuffiness in the abdominal area after eating. The main cause of chronic gastritis is a faulty diet. Overeating, eating at irregular timings, excessive consumption of oily and spicy food, alcohol, coffee and tea. Regular intake of caustic foods and strong medicines may also lead to this condition. Prolonged stress and anxiety are among the other causes of gastritis.

It is necessary to make a few basic changes in your diet in order to treat gastritis permanently. You should cut down on your intake of foods rich in condiments, saturated fats and artificial flavoring agents. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. Also, include homemade fruit juices in your diet. Eat fresh and juicy fruits like watermelons, grapes, oranges, pineapples, peaches and apples every morning at breakfast. Following an all-fruit diet for a few days is also recommended as this detoxifies the body completely. You may later include boiled vegetables in your diet and then switch to regular food. Also, never skip a meal and always stick to fixed timings for meals. You should also engage in some form of regular physical exercise, as this is essential for proper digestion. Besides these general measures, there are many useful home remedies for treating chronic gastritis. An excellent natural means of soothing the inflamed walls of the stomach is to fast once every week and drinking only coconut water. Another effective remedy is to consume half a cup of raw potato juice thrice a day 30 minutes before every meal. Eating a cup of unsweetened homemade curd every morning is also known to relieve the symptoms of gastritis. The extract of marigold is another popular and time-tested remedy for gastritis. The juice of this herb should be consumed twice or thrice a day. Chewing a piece of raw ginger during and a few carom seeds after every meal in order to aid proper digestion and reduce the symptoms of gastritis, is another useful home remedy. Additionally, soak a handful of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink this water on an empty stomach the next morning.

answered by G M

Gastritis is caused due to malfunctioning of the digestive system. The indigestion causes gastritis and home remedies for gastritis can help to cure it.

The sure cure for the gastritis is drinking coconut water. Coconut water has the required minerals and vitamins which are essential for the proper functioning of the intestine and thereby the proper digestion of the food.

Other natural remedies for gastric troubles include intake of rice and potatoes. The rice should be cooked with plenty of water. It helps to get rid of gastritis and relieves the patient from discomfort. Spinach juice mixed with little carrot and beet root juice too helps to remove gastric troubles.

Ajwain should be eaten after meals so that it would aide in better digestion of the food. Hot water should be sipped after the meals and all through the day to allow proper digestion of the food in the body.

Marigold hurb too should be consumed either fresh or dry or crushed marigold powder should be swallowed with water like medicines. When the gastric troubles gets intense, going on a fasting diet for a day or two would help the body organs to relax.

A few other natural cures for gastritis include intake of curd and cheese which helps in proper digestion of the food. Large amount of fruits like grapes, apples, sweet lime, pears, or oranges should be included in the daily diet.

Tobacco consumption should be avoided and the amount of spices in the food should also be minimized. A proper diet with sufficient amount of fruits and water helps in curbing the gastritis trouble to great extent.

answered by S C

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