ok, i dont tolerate acidic foods well and my sister has ulcers, i am wondering what i might eat? i dont know if it is ulcers or not but i obviously dont tolerate some foods well. I have been having issues after i eat, i get really sick to my stomach and i sometimes have very mild heart burn. I was wondering what foods might me and my sister want to try, because i dont want to eat chicken for every meal every day. Chicken is a very good thing we can eat but honestly you get sick of it. I just really would like some advice on what to eat. Thanks!- Emily
What to Eat When You Have an Ulcer. You need to be very careful on what to eat when you have an ulcer, so as not to aggravate this condition.
Foods to Eat When You Have a Stomach Ulcer
Generally, doctors advice the patient to follow certain stomach ulcer diet restrictions to minimize the pain and discomfort caused due to this disorder. Here is a list of what you can eat when you have a stomach ulcer.
* Dinner rolls
* English muffins
* French toast
* Low fat pancakes
* Bran flakes
* Pita breads
* Whole wheat bread
* Cabbage juice
* Potatoes, mashed or baked
* Salad greens
* Wood apples
* Soy products
* Lean meat
Foods to Avoid When You Have a Stomach Ulcer
Even though you now know what to eat when you have an ulcer, being aware of the foods to avoid with ulcers is an added advantage. Not including them will be helpful as these foods can worsen the condition.
* Chocolate and other cocoa products
* Citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, grapefruit
* Condiments like nutmeg, cinnamon, mustard, cloves etc.
* Garlic, ginger and other spices
* Pickled vegetables
* Junk foods like potato chips, fries and other fried foods
* Foods that induce bloating and gas like Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, sauerkraut, cauliflower, broccoli etc.
Some Important Pointers Regarding Ulcers
Ulcers can be quite a painful affair, so proper precautions must be exercised so as not to aggravate them. Here are some things that you need to follow if you also have an ulcer complaint.
* Eat small, regular meals instead of having larger meals. Smaller meals can be easily digested, without putting too much strain on the stomach.
* Foods containing flavonoids and probiotics like green teas, yogurt etc have a soothing effect on the ulcer pain. Drinking a glass of cold milk will relieve the burning sensation in the stomach and also reduce heartburn.
* Avoid oily as well as spicy foods, as these may flare up the ulcer, causing more pain and discomfort. Foods containing chilies, chili powder, black and red pepper, etc tend to irritate the inner lining of the stomach and aggravate the condition.
* Caffeine, alcohol and carbonated drinks are also a strict no-no if you are having a stomach ulcer. These drinks increase the acidity levels in the stomach and also intensity of pain.
* Nicotine can also exacerbate the ulcer and even cause bleeding. So smoking should be completely stopped to avoid this complication.
* Modifying the lifestyle accordingly will prove to be helpful in treating this condition successfully and also prevent the recurrence of ulcers and other digestive system related problems.
These food restrictions will help reduce the intensity of the ulcer and bring down the pain. Apart from food, appropriate medications and routine checkup with a health care provider can provide relief from this health disorder without any serious complications. Take care!