Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Everyone must have felt pain in the stomach, especially those who have a history of heartburn.
Stomach pain occurs because there is a wound in the stomach called a stomach ulcer. The cause is the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) that is in our body.
Symptoms of gastric ulcer can be made worse by your stomach acid. In addition, another cause of gastric pain is Gastroesopageal Reflux Disease (GERD) which is a stomach disease caused by acid reflux.
To help reduce the pain and irritation, it helps you go on a stomach diet. Gastric diet can help relieve peptic ulcers and GERD. With a gastric diet, you consume enough food and fluids so that it can prevent and neutralize excessive stomach acid formation.
Here are a variety of foods that can be consumed for a stomach diet.
1. Foods with probiotics
Foods that contain good bacteria or probiotics, such as yogurt, miso, kimchi, kombucha, and tempeh, are recommended in the stomach diet. These foods can help fight bacterial infections that cause irritation and help the treatment that is done in order to work better.
2. Foods rich in fiber
The next gastric diet foods are foods that are high in fiber, such as apples, pears, oatmeal, and the like. Fiber can reduce the amount of stomach acid in your stomach while reducing bloating and pain. Research also shows that eating foods rich in fiber can help prevent injury and inflammation in the stomach.
3. Consuming tubers
Tubers, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes, cassava, and onions, include foods that you can consume in your stomach diet. These foods are rich in vitamin A which has been proven to help prevent and relieve stomach ulcers. Therefore, add these foods to your daily intake.
Fruits that are recommended for people with gastric disease are bananas and papaya. Bananas are fruits that can be digested easily. This fruit contains potassium and other important minerals that are believed to reduce the symptoms of vomiting.
In addition, papaya fruit contains papain, which is a type of enzyme that breaks down protein in food so that it is easily digested and absorbed by the body. Taking additional enzymes such as papain can help relieve symptoms of indigestion.
5. Foods rich in healthy fats
Foods that are rich in healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, can help reduce inflammation in the stomach lining and prevent gastritis caused by H. pylori bacteria.
You can find omega-3 fatty acids in salmon, sardines, walnuts, and chia seeds. In addition, you can also find other sources of healthy fats in avocados, olive oil, and various nuts and seeds.
Apart from consuming the food choices above, it is also important to eat them slowly. Start eating in soft and small portions, but do it more often every day. In addition to consuming the foods above, you also need to avoid foods that are acidic, spicy, high in gas, or high in fat.
Not all foods affect everyone in the same way. You need to learn which foods are good and bad for yourself so you know what foods you need to limit.