What food could I eat when having gastritis?

Gastritis is a condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the lining of the stomach. As a result, the enzymes that are normally secreted by the lining are not secreted and this results in Indigestion. The hydrochloric acid present in the stomach is then allowed to act on the mucous present in the stomach – leading to a significant amount of pain and burning sensation emanating from the area. Like most conditions, gastritis can be easily classified into two versions – acute and chronic. When affected by gastritis, the diet play s a significant role in the overall recuperation as well as the amount of pain and suffering the patient will experience throughout the episode. One must also be aware of the kinds of foods that should be strictly avoided as they may aggravate the condition.

There are also a number of highly effective home remedies that will help temporarily control the condition to a certain level such as mixing one tablespoon of carom seeds with a pinch of black salt and consuming this whenever you experience an intense bout of pain as a result of the condition. You can also try mixing one part of black salt with six parts of Sprague powder and consume about 2 grams with the help of warm water to experience an almost instant relief. Adopting the habit of chewing roasted fennel after meals will significantly help cure the condition more effectively.

The diet that a patient should follow is very well structured, but should be strictly followed. The first five days of the diet should only involve the consumption fruits taken in three separate meals over the course of each day. The meals should be spaced around with at least 5 hours in between them and a warm water enema should also be administered in between the meals. After the 5 days of only fruit consumption, the patient should then, upon arising, consume a handful of black raisins that have been allowed to soak in a saucepan of water over the course of the night. For breakfast the best options would be fresh fruit with a glass of milk that may be sweetened with some honey. For lunch the patient must consume a fresh, steamed vegetable with two or three whole wheat tortillas and a glassful of buttermilk. Coconut water or some carrot juice during the late afternoon is highly recommended. Make sure that you include at least one serving of a fresh green vegetable salad in the course of your day. A lemon juice dressing or cottage cheese would go well with your salad.

answered by G M

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