This post is an attempt to research what foods will help relieve the pain of a gastric ulcer as well as sharing the foods I already tried.
Every time I go onto an antibiotic I suffer from gastric ulcer burn for ages afterward.
Apart from developing ulcers, I also have diarrhea (runny tummy) so only foods that did not aggravate the diarrhea were tested.
Food that relieved my ulcer pain the most was:
- Gem Squash, cooked, mashed, and mixed with a little yoghurt, or as is. (A good baby food too)
- Spanspek – The best.
- Chicken noodle soup. (Including the noodles). I chose the chicken noodle soup to boost the protein content of my otherwise vegetarian diet.
I did not add the peppermint leaves or Ginger to the tea this time, but I could have.
Neither did I try any of the other wonderful herb teas.
I feel that I need to take a few spoonfuls of something every hour to keep my stomach lined.
In the old days we used to give the patients a glass of milk every hour, but that is no longer regarded as desirable. (Those were the days before yogurt was on the supermarket shelves)
Tomorrow I am going to try cabbage juice and see how that works.
Links to other health condition recipes
The following website suggests:
- Drink plenty of water. It dilutes the acid in the stomach which will relieve ulcer pain.
- - Eat yogurt to coat ulcers and relieve the pain when it flares up.
- - Eat a banana. This neutralizes acid and coats the lining of the stomach.
- - Eat apples, cranberries, celery and onions to inhibit the growth of the bacteria that causes ulcers.
- - Eat slowly and chew food thoroughly
Remember when you experience persistent or severe pain or bleeding, contact your medical professional.