Gastritis Diet: 10 Foods To Avoid

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Gastritis is a condition that’s related to the inflammation of the gastric mucosa, which may cause very unpleasant symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. However, it may also be asymptomatic. For patients with gastritis, eating the proper foods is important. Depending on the etiology of the gastritis, it will help them avoid frequent flareups.

There are a couple different kinds of gastritis, the two main differentiating factors being whether the gastritis is acute (meaning it only occurs once in a while) or long-term, which means it will persist. For either condition, consulting with a gastroenterologist should always be the first step to determine the underlying cause of the disease. In most cases, the food consumed by patients will have an important role in treatment. If they don’t modify their diet and, they will be much more likely to develop complications associated with gastritis such as peptic ulcers or gastric malignancies.

If you or someone that you know is suffering from gastritis, then you’ve probably already heard about the ideal diet for gastritis. Basically, for most people it means avoiding spicy, acidic, and fatty foods. Tracking your intake and making connections between offending foods and symptoms might help you identify the best diet for your needs. That’s what we’re going to be discussing today.

Gastritis Diet Foods to Avoid #1: Tomatoes

When you think of tomatoes, you probably think of them as bright, shiny healthy foods - and you’re right. Unfortunately, people who are at risk of developing gastritis or who already suffer from it should exclude tomatoes from their diet because they’re too acidic. We probably don’t have to explain this but having more acid in your stomach isn’t going to help the situation if you’re already suffering from an inflammation of the stomach lining.


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