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Six Best Foods That Help Combat Gastritis
Nov 2016
Luke Coutinho
Exercise Physiologist And Founder - Pure Nutrition

The festive season brings with it a whole variety of foods and along with this, comes the toll it takes on your stomach due to the overindulgence in sugar-rich and fatty foods that invite bacteria to invade your body, causing stomach infection, indigestion etc. and the most common form of bacterial infection - gastritis.

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining due to an infection caused by the H. pylori bacteria which can lead to abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, belching, bloating, loss of appetite and indigestion. So, here are some pointers to keep you safe, whether you are dining out or at home.

  • Avoid too much of sugar, desserts or aerated drinks that have no nutrients and just increase the acidity in the stomach.
  • Reduce the consumption of raw milk, cheese, high fat paneer and khoya, particularly the one made outside as milk preparations during festive seasons are highly contaminated due to early storage.
  • Avoid caffeine-rich drinks that dehydrate your body along with acid reflux and cause discomfort to your stomach.
  • Eat high fatty foods in moderation as they slow down the emptying of the stomach and produce more of acid to digest the food.
  • Restrict alcohol consumption as they irritate the gut lining.
  • By opting for freshly cooked foods over canned, preserved or processed foods, helps to keep the chances of infection at bay.