Peptic ulcer (stomach ulcer) is an open sore in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus, or small intestine, typically resulting from inflammation caused by bacteria or erosion caused by stomach acid.
There are three types of peptic ulcers – gastric, esophageal, and duodenal – describing where the ulcer is located, whether that is in the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine.
Many people believe that consuming high amounts of spicy foods can lead to peptic ulcers, but this is merely a myth. Stress does not lead to peptic ulcers either.
Let’s look at a peptic ulcer diet, including foods you should eat and foods you should avoid, along with easy recipes to help you kick-start your new eating regimen.
A healthy diet is necessary to help aid in the healing of a peptic ulcer. But what exactly does that mean? Here are a few dietary guidelines to keep in mind if you have a peptic ulcer.
Here is a list of foods and beverages you should avoid if you have a peptic ulcer.
For breakfast, you can eat whole-grain steel-cut oats with fruit and soy milk. Lunch can consist of a vegetable omelet with a green lettuce salad and mashed potatoes. For dinner, you can have fish like herring or salmon, with a salad on the side. Below are two recipes you can easily put together to start eating for your peptic ulcer.
Traditional Waldorf salad features mayonnaise, which is not always a heart-healthy ingredient. Eliminate the mayo, however, and you have a healthy recipe full of fruit and walnuts, which contribute omega-3 fatty acids for heart health and superior brain function.
Toss together the apples, celery, walnuts, and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk the walnut oil with the apple cider vinegar and seasonings. Pour over the salad, combine, and serve over a bed of greens.
Mackerel is one of the least expensive fresh, wild fish you can purchase. It has a hearty flavor and meaty texture. This healthy food also features high levels of omega-3s. Sauté for an easy, healthy recipe that makes a quick dinner when you add a spinach salad and a side of quinoa.
Heat a sauté pan over high heat and add the olive oil. Season the fillets and place them into the pan. Cook for three to five minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown on the outside and flaky-white in the center. Top with a squeeze of lemon.