What is the best diet to cure gastritis and loose motions?

(July 3, 2013)

Gastritis can be described as an inflammation in the lining of the tummy. While some people suffer from acute gastritis, in others it could be a chronic problem. There are several ways in which you can treat gastritis and reduce its uncomfortable symptoms. The most effective way of curing the problem of gastritis and loose motions is following a healthy and well-balanced diet. One of the first dietary recommendations to deal with gastritis is eating 5 to 6 small meals a day, instead of three large ones. Also make sure that you keep a time gap of no more than three hours or so, between each meal.

There are certain foods, like fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals and whole grains that help improve the overall functioning of the digestive system. Make sure that you increase your consumption of such foods. Some of the foods that are known to alleviate gastritis problems include:

  • Ginger
  • Rice and rice gruel
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Melons
  • Plain, unflavored and low-fat yogurt

At the same time, you may notice that gastritis problems worsen after the consumption of a heavy meal, or after certain foods. People suffering from gastritis are advised to restrict their intake of:

  • Acidic food
  • Aerated drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeinated foods and beverages like coffee, tea and chocolate
  • Junk food
  • Oily, fried and greasy food
  • Red meat or other varieties of processed meat
  • Spicy food
  • Whole milk and other dairy products

In case you are suffering from any food allergies or intolerances, the consumption of such foods is likely to aggravate gastritis. It is absolutely essential for you to identify the food items that worsen gastritis problems in your case and completely eliminate them from your diet. The use of certain medication has also been known to trigger off gastritis. While following a diet to cure gastritis, it is important that you drink a lot of water, as well as other healthy liquids like coconut water and herbal tea.

Submitted by R J on July 3, 2013 at 12:30

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