Foods that will help heal an ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or  the first part of your small intestine.  If it forms in the stomach it is called a gastric ulcer, in the small intestine it  is called a duodenal ulcer.

Taking probiotics or eating  foods with probiotics like yogurt may reduce the side effects of taking antibiotics, which are a common treatment for ulcers.

Apples
Foods rich in fiber, such as apples, can help reduce the risk of developing a peptic ulcer. High-fiber foods like apples can speed up the recovery for people who already have peptic ulcers. Apples also have flavonoids, compounds which may reduce the growth of ulcer-causing bacteria
Garlic
Adding fresh garlic to your foods can increase the speed the recovery of a peptic ulcer. Garlic is also rich in flavonoids and anti-oxidants to boost the immune system and stimulate healing of the sore.

Cranberries
Cranberries speed the healing of a peptic ulcer, try adding cranberries and cranberry juice to your diet.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb can can help reduce intestinal bleeding, which is common with peptic ulcers.

Cabbage Juice

Drinking 1 liter a day of cabbage juice has been shown to help heal peptic ulcers in 1 week to 10 days.

Thing that will help

Eat SLOWLY. Many people find it so hard to do this.
Chew and swallow food slowly. Be relaxed when you are eating
Sit upright or even stand up when you eat
Choose low fat foods instead of fatty foods
Finish eating at least two hours before you go to bed.
Drink Water –  In most cases, a glass of water can relieve abdominal pains within ten minutes. A glass of water a half hour before and two to three hours after each meal can relieve ulcer pain continuously.
Eat three small meals plus three snacks per day. Eat regularly to avoid periods of hunger.

Eat these foods

Vegetables – Fresh, frozen, or canned. Vegetables, Okra, sweet potatoes, squash, yams, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bean sprouts, carrots and fresh cabbage juice
Fruit – Papaya, avocados, bananas, almonds and almond milk and any other fresh, frozen, and canned fruits.
High-fiber foods – Brown rice, barley, oats, are helpful as they can naturally coat and soothe your stomach lining.
Eggs – 3-4 egg yolks per week at the most
Smooth peanut butter
Meat in small 6oz portions at most – lean beef, pork, lamb, veal, and skinless poultry.
Fish – All fresh, frozen, or canned fish packed in water

To help your body heal it also needs increased amounts of vitamin A and C vitamins , zinc, iron, and protein  during the healing process.

Vitamin A – promotes healing of damaged issue.  Eat foods like spinach, sweet potatoes, asparagus, carrots
Vitamin B complex – for general healing. Eat foods like eggs, beans, spinach, and kale
Vitamin C and bioflavonoid – heal ulcers.  Eat foods like bell peppers, strawberries, papaya, spinach, green beans, summer squash
Vitamin E – assists with pain relief and stomach acid reduction. Eat foods like spinach and almonds
Vitamin K – prevents bleeding. Eat foods like spinach, asparagus, green beans, celery, basil
Calcium, magnesium, Potassium, Zinc are all helpful in the healing process.  Swiss chard and spinach are great foods.  Zinc is plentiful in nuts, beans, red meats and seafood, and certain cereals are also fortified with the healthy nutrient. To increase your daily iron intake, add meats, potatoes, beans, eggs, whole grains and fortified cereals to your daily diet.

Avoid

Salt and sugar may increase stomach acid production

Refined Carbohydrates – sugar and white flour products

cow milk- instead use almond, rice or soy milk

Try not to drink too much tea or coffee – caffeine raises acid levels. Allow hot beverages to cool before drinking. otherwise it can trigger gastric discomfort.
alcohol – it also raises acid levels
Smoking – nicotine also raises acid levels. Smoking is known to delay ulcer healing.
Try not to use any form of aspirin
Painkillers and arthritis medications which contain ibuprofen can cause ulcers and delay the healing process
Antacids should be used sparingly or avoided – most antacids contain magnesium and can cause diarrhea.

  • abrasive roughage – like bran, nuts, popcorn, and seeds.
  • red meat in large quantities – animal proteins are high in acids.
  • High-fat breads and cereals such as croissants, biscuits and crackers, and granola-based cereals.
  • Raw vegetables, corn, tomatoes and tomato based products
  • Berries, figs, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, pineapples, and tangerines, Orange, pineapple and grapefruit juice
  • Highly processed or seasoned meats or poultry or fish – such as corned beef, sausages, sardines and anchovies
  • All fried or fatty meat, poultry, or fish
  • Coconut, chocolate.
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