Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Follow our 6 gastritis diet tips to treat the root cause of gastritis. Antacid pills may mask gastritis symptoms, but diet tweaks can heal the gut naturally.

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Ridding yourself of gastritis symptoms may require following a strict gastritis diet.

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Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute gastritis), lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.

First, a word on gastritis symptoms. Stomach inflammation, discomfort, and gastritis pain may include the following:

  • Heartburn/indigestion (a burning feeling in the stomach/chest)
  • Nausea or vomiting (sometimes vomiting blood or “coffee”-like material)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain and/or bloating
  • Hiccups
  • Black, tarry stools

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Conventional Gastritis Treatment… and a Gastritis Diet

The conventional gastritis treatment involves taking antacids or other drugs to reduce stomach acid. While these drugs work quickly to ease symptoms, chronic use of these medications can lead to severe problems, such as osteoporosis or a condition called hypchlorhydria (low stomach acid).

Popping antacid pills may mask your gastritis symptoms, but they likely won’t provide a gastritis cure. Instead, adopt a gastritis diet, which can correct the root causes of gastritis while helping to you heal your gut naturally. (See sidebar below: “4 Main Causes of Gastritis.”)

Home remedies for gastritis include eating a combination of healthy foods while simultaneously avoiding the food “culprits” on a daily basis. This is the key for permanent gastritis treatment.

Gastritis Diet Tip #1

Make sure your diet regularly includes foods that kill Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria (for more, see “What You Should Know” sidebar below). Go-to selections include these choices:

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Broccoli and (below) garlic are reliable gastritis diet choices for their ability to kill H. pylori bacteria. [Photo: © Motorolka | Dreamstime.com]

  • Broccoli. A nutrient in broccoli called sulphoraphane has been proven effective by medical research to kill H. pylori bacteria in the stomach lining, making it a great food for gastritis. It even works at killing strains of H. pylori that have become resistant to antibiotic drugs.[2] And, broccoli sprouts contain 20 to 50 times more sulphoraphane than the mature plant. If you don’t like the taste of broccoli, you can purchase broccoli or sulphoraphane supplements online or at your local health food store. Since 50 percent of the world’s population has H. pylori—even though they may not know it—eating broccoli several times per week or taking supplements is recommended for everyone.
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  • Garlic. Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and antifungal agent, and H. pylori bacteria are highly sensitive to it, making it a good food for gastritis. However, some people with chronic heartburn do not react well to garlic. If this applies to you, try eating small amounts of garlic first (or take garlic capsules) and gradually increase the amount to tolerance.[3]

Gastritis Diet Tip #2

Don’t overlook probiotics. Probiotics such as the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species are beneficial bacteria that colonize the soft lining of the intestinal tract and thus heal the digestive system. Taking probiotics can help increase the gut’s ability to absorb and digest nutrients. For people who have gastritis and vitamin B12 deficiency, eating foods with probiotics (or taking probiotic supplements) with B vitamins can help tremendously. Which foods contain probiotics? Organic yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and sourdough bread are popular and accessible choices.

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Probiotic-rich sources include beet juice, carrot juice, and (pictured) cranberry juice. [Photo: © Anna Kucherova | Dreamstime.com]

Gastritis Diet Tip #3

Eat foods that reverse damage from medication use and ease gastritis symptoms. Again, probiotic-rich foods are most beneficial in reversing gut damage. But in addition to probiotics, these particular items have been found to both heal the stomach and ease gastritis symptoms of nausea, stomach pain, burning, bloating, and heartburn:

Also, you’ll want to eat foods high in vitamin A: liver, carrots, greens, spinach, asparagus, sweet potatoes, peaches, and apricots. Vitamin A is essential for the healthy function of mucous membranes and tissue repair.

FYI

RESOURCES: GASTRITIS, HEARTBURN, AND ACIDIC DIET ISSUES
These University Health News posts offer more information on the effects of an acidic diet and how to treat gastritis:

Gastritis Diet Tip #4

Avoid foods and beverages that exacerbate your gastritis symptoms. Many people who suffer from gastritis know exactly which foods items exacerbate their symptoms, whether it’s coffee or chocolate, hot peppers or pasta. If you don’t know which foods trigger your gastritis, then you need to find out.

It’s easy to do—simply create a food diary. For two to four weeks, write down everything you eat or drink and note the exact date/time you eat it. Simultaneously, write down any time you experience gastritis symptoms.

After your food diary has been completed, notice correlations between your food consumption and the symptoms you experienced. For example, do you develop nausea or heartburn an hour after eating pizza? Or, do you experience bloating and cramping the day after eating breads or sweets? Once you figure out your specific gastritis triggers, you’ll know exactly which foods to avoid with gastritis.

Gastritis Diet Tip #5

Make sure your diet changes are permanent, not short-lived. Permanent gastritis relief and prevention will involve changing your lifestyle. While it’s not easy, with hard work, it can be accomplished! On a daily basis, try following a gastritis diet that respects the integrity of the stomach lining. That is, eat whole foods with plenty of protein, natural fats, and fruits and vegetables, all of which provide your body with the needed nutrients to support healing.

Gastritis Diet Tip #6

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Don’t do it. Sweets can wreak havoc with gastritis. Diet choices are key to relieving or avoiding gastritis symptoms.

Finally, avoid the “food culprits” that can damage both your gut and your immune system. Keep these selections off of your menu:

  • Dairy (other than organic yogurt)
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Grains
  • Gluten
  • Potatoes
  • Processed foods
  • Sweets
  • Sodas
  • Excessive coffee drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Foods with trans fats

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

4 MAIN CAUSES OF GASTRITIS

What causes gastritis? There are several reasons why a person could develop the condition—chronic stress, for example, or an autoimmune disorder such as HIV, fungal infections, acid reflux disease, and more. But typically, gastritis symptoms start with one of four primary causes.

  1. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. Up to 50 percent of the world’s population is infected with this bacteria, although most people do not experience symptoms or even know they have it.[1] H. pylori can break down the lining of the stomach, causing gastritis and stomach ulcers.
  2. Conditions related to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency results when the gastrointestinal tract does not properly absorb vitamin B12, most likely due to chronic inflammation—gastritis. Therefore, the conditions that cause gastritis are the same as those that cause vitamin B12 deficiency: celiac disease (gluten sensitivity), Crohn’s disease, recent stomach surgery, recent infection, poor nutrition, thyroid disease, or pernicious anemia, a form of anemia that occurs when the stomach lacks a naturally-occurring substance called intrinsic factor needed to properly digest vitamin B12. (See our post “The Top B12 Foods for Every Diet.”)
  3. Medication use. Sometimes, gastritis symptoms stem from taking medications that cause stomach problems or even stomach bleeding: aspirin, NSAIDs (ibuprofen or naproxen), prednisone, chemotherapy drugs, or others.
  4. Acidic drinks, spicy foods, and other food culprits. Drinks such as coffee, alcohol, juices with citric acids, and spicy foods such as hot peppers can cause exacerbation of gastritis symptoms. But the real “cause” of gastritis is a consistent diet of food “culprits” (listed below).

[1] Mayo Clinic.

[2] Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 May 28; 99(11): 7610–7615.

[3] J. Nutr. 2011 March 1; 131(3): 1106S-1108S.


Originally published in 2013 and regularly updated.

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Comments
  • sanjay n.

    man while healing progress ,wish to eat sweet ,and chocolate i facing this problems i just read beware of acid foods and chilli and peppers

  • Sanjay, you’re not alone! Try following these guidelines and be sure to tell us if it helped you.

  • George L.

    Dear,Doctor(s)

    Thanks for all good guides about gastritis.
    I would like what can I do next because after being proscribed for gastritis,it is becoming worse when I start taking the tablets.

    thanks.

  • George L.

    what are the advices of salt to a person with problem of gastritis

  • If I had apple cider vinegar, ginger or pineapple while I had gastritis, besides the feeling of having an active volcano in my stomach and esophagus, I would probably vomit out my whole stomach.

    I haven’t come across anyone who can tolerate these things during a bout of gastritis.
    Infact, it was apple cider vinegar that bought on my gastritis this time.

  • Anita G.

    i have lot of constipation problem. I am taking probiotic everyday, eating fruits and vegetables but no help. My DR. told me that my stomach has inflamation. What is herbal cure for that?

  • Yea Michael no kidding! They write these articles based on mumbo jumbo articles they’ve read. Apple cider vinegar is for people with low acid. Your right most of that would burn me up too. Stick to oatmeal, apple sauce, white rice, sweet potatoes and egg whites for protein. I’m going to try 1 caffeine pill in mornings because coffee is too acidic and green tea relaxes the lower esophagul valve letting more acid up in many cases. Unsweetened almond milk seems to work for me too. Try to go organic on everything above I mentioned if possible. Local coop store or Amazon.

  • Hanna R.

    This article is spreading false information! Much of what is written here is sheer nonsense. I suffer from gastritis myself (and so does half my family) plus I have a medical degree, and reading this just makes me shake my head.

    Pineapple does not help gastritis or ease the symptoms. It is one of the most acidic fruit out there and therefore one of the WORST things to eat if you suffer from gastritis. If I eat only a quarter of a pineapple I can count on pain and burning and sometimes vomiting and it often takes days until it goes away.
    Same counts for green tea. It contains caffeine. Caffeine is BAD if you have gastritis. I need only one cup and I immediately get nauseous.

    Then why on earth would potatoes be called “culprits”? Potatoes are one of the best things you can eat when you suffer from gastritis. They really ease your symptoms. And what’s wrong with gluten? This “thing” everyone has now about demonizing gluten, diary and other stuff is NOT BASED ON ANY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, meaning, pure nonsense unless you have lactose intolerance or celiac disease YOU ARE FINE with both diary and gluten. Oats, also containing gluten, are also one of the BEST things to eat when you suffer from symptoms because just like potatoes they protect the stomach lining from the acid.

    It also doesn’t hurt to eat sweets every now and then. As long as you do so in moderate amounts everything is fine. Sugar consumption is not affiliated with gastritis symptoms!

    And why on earth would corn and soy be bad? This doesn’t make ANY sense if you know anything about food chemistry and the human body. Dear lord I’ve barely ever read so much nonsense in one article. If someone is following the advice given here they can count on their problems getting WORSE.

  • I agree completely with Hanna R. regarding the diet. The foods they list here as good for gastritis are some of the worst for Gastritis. I have tried some of them based on articles like this. Big mistake. Vinegar is very acidic. Ginger and Tumeric are both spices that increase stomach acid. Pineapple contains lots of bromelain which is a digestive enzyme that irritates gastritis. Digestive enzymes made my gastritis much worse. I eat wheat and dairy with no problem. I stay away from anything acidic, spicy, and almost all supplements. I have read about so many supplements that are supposed to be good for gastritis and I tried them. 90% made me feel worse and the other 10% had no noticeable effect. Everything you put in your stomach can potentially irritate gastritis. I have made lots of mistakes over the past 2 years dealing with it. Now I know just to keep it simple. Lots of water and a plain diet, including fish, chicken, cereal, rice, applesauce, bread, yogurt, and carnation instant breakfast when I need extra calories.

  • Pleas tell me why these diets say no dairy they contdricte each other very confusing, every time I eat I am in terrible pain

  • The lady who when crazy over pineapple, gluten etc. every person is different. I have no reaction to pineapple. I do have reactions to processed sugar and foods. White potatoes bother me. People with celiac or gluten sensitivity do need to stay away from that or it will inflame your stomach. Soy and corn is because it’s the most processed junk fillers you can find – top 3 for GMO. Real soy should be consumed sparingly. I could go on but won’t.

  • LAIQUE A.

    i, got chronic Gastric in belgium docter does not give any medicine i have low level of acidity i live in Belgium please advise me what to or send mediclne i will pay .Thanks

  • I have had gastritis and a hiatal hernia since Nov. 2015. I have not had one complete day without some acid indigestion and/or nausea. I started a diet for acid reflux in April 2016 and thought I was on the mend, but started getting nausea again in September 2016. I feel hopeless! My Doctor keeps giving me anti depressants, but they all make me nauseated and I have to stop.

  • LAIQUE A.

    i have chronic gastric what is good for me docter here in belgium gives no madicine for tha so what
    thanks

  • Liquorice. I found this a great help no kidding try it for a few weeks it helped be a great deal..

  • Does extra virgin coconut oil help gas & bloating from eating too many mandarin oranges in
    one sitting. I sweezed about 7 mandarin oranges in glass of water..my stomache became bloated & gassey. I normally don’t have stomache or gas problems.

  • I’ve got more practical tips reading comments than the article. Yes many of the things said in the article don’t make much sense. Though acid producing foods are better for long term treatment. Probiotics work as well. Tried mastic gum and licroise.. both worked for me. ACV too works. If you have gastiritis now, bland foods as some of the commentors mentioned works wonders. Heal well.

  • Deanna K.

    I have used comprehensive gut health made by Rhodes that I purchased online at Amazon it has L-glycine, deglycerized licorice, and marshmallow in the capsules and it really really helped my stomach. I also take Slippery elm capsules and ginger to help with healing and nausea. I stopped all coffee because it really hurt and switched to tea with some Creamer in it in the morning. I have taken a caffeine pill if tea bothers me sometimes. I also drink tea with both camomile and peppermint herbal tea . Hope this helps it’s a terrible thing to have constant stomach pain and Dr’s keep putting me on prilosec and Zantac which has not really helped at all?good luck to everyone

  • I have been suffering with gastritis for a few years now. I try to keep my body in an alkaline state by drinking water with squeeze of lemon or lime. I have heard that even though these are acidic fruits, they become alkaline when digested. My question is…Does this water with lemon or lime juice make the stomach more inflammed? I keep hearing and reading conflicting reports. Some say it is good and some say otherwise. Would appreciate your comments. Thanks

  • Hello guys how you been I have chronic gastric and i have burning of hear and by back after and before. now i am going to take omeprazole 40mg 30 caps. please give me advise if someone use it before. thank you so much

  • Randy M.

    Kat, my understanding is that lemon juice is Alkaline once it is absorbed in your system. However, it is very acidic when you drink it and it hits your stomach. This goes for most citrus fruits with Lemon being the most acidic. I tried it once based on an article I read stating that Lemon is alkaline and good for gastritis. I had immediate pain. If you are diluting it with lots of water you may not feel it hurting you, but I doubt it is helping your gastritis.

  • Randy M.

    Mary M. I have tried many herbal supplements to treat my gastritis. Most of them made me feel worse. I tried DGL licorice and Slippery Elm powder as these are the most recommended, and they didn’t hurt me, but didn’t help me either. I took high doses of them so I really gave them a chance. Some people say those two, in particular, do help so you might give them a try. They probably won’t hurt you.

  • Leonor N.

    I was just told I have gastritis, esophagitis, and have a hiatal hernia and diabetic, what the heck am I suppose to eat? Help!!

  • Hi,I was told I have bile reflux,in my stomach and my esophagus,acid reflux and gastritis,I’m nauseous most of the time,so I don’t eat much,I’m a coffee drinker,my doctor told me to stay away from the coffee completely,I’ve tried drinking water,it makes me sick,teas make me nauseated,I don’t know what to drink ,I’m afraid I will get dehydrated,someone please help.

  • I have found relief using a product called AMP Floracel. It is a derivative of the Aloe Vera plant. This has provided relief within a few days. Not cheap, but one can get relief. Taken together with deep breathing techniques should put you back in the driver’s seat.

  • I have tried everything and the only thing that is helping me is cabbage and carrot juice it heals in 7-10 days , i have had gastritis for years , this is the best.

  • AugustoIAH

    I think what is missing from this article is the following.
    – The foods listed as bad/culprits soy, corn, gluten are there because after years of dealing with gastritis its possible that you develop carbohydrate malabsorption. So these once healthy foods now contribute to other problems (SIBO, IBS, etc..) which could exacerbate your overall digestive health. It would be helpful if the authors understood this and explained this reasoning.
    – Seems the authors are confusing Gastritis with GERD, heartburn, LPR or something else. They don’t realize that we are dealing with “open wounds” that get irritated with almost anything but specially with Garlic, Oregano, Pineapple, ACV and Ginger.
    – Some of the foods listed as good for Gastritis work only for people taking medication (PPIs, H2, etc..) and can withstand the extra acid/irritation produced by these foods.

  • Gluten is BAD!! Why because here in the good old USA we have genetically modified all of our flour products to contain more than two to three times the amount of gluten than is naturally in them. Why do you think Wonder bread is so fluffy? You can’t bake like that in Europe because there flour isn’t genetically modified! Over half if our country is sensitive to gluten because of this! It’s also the largest food sensitivity we have. Not allergy sensitivity, yes there is a difference. Plus grains, oatmeal, cereals are you kidding me? THIS IS WHAT COWS EAT NOT HUMANS!!! Cows have three stomachs last I checked we have one! I don’t graze, and I surely don’t want to live on cow food! Why do you think in the last 60 years this country has an outbreak of obesity and diabetes? We live on crap that was NEVER meant for human consumption! Yeah let’s take out all the healthy fats and pure tons of sugar in our food and see what happens. You GET FAT and die! That’s what happens. Funny tumors live off sugar. You don’t eat sugar or carbs guess what happens? They starve to death. Google how many people have cured themselves of tumors brain tumors by not eating carbs! It’s amazing what REAL food does for your body. Half or more of the cancers we now have are CAUSED BY OUR DIETS!!! PS most gastritis aka stomach ulcers is caused by a bacteria that only takes two weeks of antibiotics to CURE! Yet 99% of the medical professionals prescribed you a little purple pill you have to take for the rest of your life, why? Because they get paid incentives from the drug companies to get you to spend hundred of dollars a month on maintenance pills. When all it takes in most cases is a damn antibiotic! There’s no money in that! Why cure anything if you can get people to take pills God the rest of their lives and make trillions off of them? PS potatoes, beer, yeast it feeds fungal growth! Why not just eat fertilizer?

  • PS ginger and turmeric are both ANTI INFLAMMATORY! Meaning they REDUCE inflammation! Doesn’t matter how spicy they are. If you but the actual root vegetables they aren’t spicy. I make my own turmeric pills and take it twice a day never once bothered my stomach and I’ve had an ulcer since I was 14! Plus after 34 years with it I’m really pissed to find out two Australian doctors won the Nobel Prize in 2005 for PROVING ulcers and acute gastritis are caused by a fungal infection! They proved this back in 1987! One got so pissed that the medical community ignored their research he actually infected himself, them turned around and cured himself with two weeks of antibiotics. So if you haven’t tried antibiotics you MIGHT want to go SCREAM at your lazy doctor for being paid by the purple pill company!!!

  • I have tried ginger chews and ginger extract capsules and they both hurt my stomach. I have also tried Turmeric capsules and they hurt my stomach. Ginger and Turmeric are both pro-motility agents and are often recommended to people with slow digestion. The reason is that they both stimulate production of stomach acid and enzymes. This acid and enzymes are what irritates gastritis. I had bleeding stomach ulcers at one time. For me, my stomach was far less sensitive with my ulcer than with my gastritis. The gastritis has been very difficult to manage. You just have to be careful with anything you put in your stomach, including spices that stimulate stomach acid.

  • I was diagnosed with gastritis and it dosnt act up all the time but when it does its so umcomfy and its last for days!!! It feels sensitive to the touch on my upper stomach and the discomfort is beyond then what i can explaine! It bother to bend twist lift-any movement involving my stomach bother greatly!! I get nauseous i get a headache it feels like morning sickness-what do i do?

  • Ginger O.

    The problem with our food is what man does to it! All the preservatives, the way dairy is pasturized, the way bread is made, gmo’s and harmful ingredients. Its ridiculous! We have to go as organic as possible, take probiotics to heal the gut, and consume less sugar. Yes! Less sugar! Someone said, “sugar doesn’t have anthing to do with gastritis”. Yes it does! Sugar is bad bacteria and eats the giid bacteria. Therefore, creating more problems with the gut. Caffeine and alcohol can cause inflamation, big time!

    Some people may have worse symtoms than others. I am one of those people! When my stomach swells up, I look 5 months pregnant!

  • Ginger O.

    GG, change your diet. Start taking probiotics. You have to get to the root of the problem. When the pain and discomfort gets unbearable, I lay face down flat on the floor for about 10 min. Works everytime.

  • Maryann

    I had an endoscopy yesterday after almost a month of intermittent vomiting and awful pain on my left side above my rib. The food hurt going down my esophagus into my stomach. The findings were chronic gastritis and the dr took a bunch of biopsies. Having a gall bladder ultrasound this week also. I have found a little relief with coconut milk and coconut water. I still have a 1/2 cup of coffee but with food and seem to be ok with that. I find cutting out heavy acidic fruits works. I eat a healthy diet anyway so I was surprised to find out how sick I have been. I am also on PPI and Carafate 4x a day which def reduces the stomach acid. Thanks for all your helpful comments.

  • hi have just been diagnosed with gastritis could edith d tell me the name of the antibiotic that cures this condition so i can approach my gp with it many thanks all my sympathy goes out to all with this awful condition many thanks

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  • Mette R.

    People who are commenting that this is nonsense are ignorant. Why are so many people not getting better when they take what the doctors prescribe? Its all over the internet, people that cured their stumac ulcer and gastritis problems after years of pain, whit ACV and especially cabbage juice. The problem is that the doctor treat it like it is to much acid, while the problem is more or less to little acid and poor digestion. After I read everything I came across online everything made sense. If you use the prescription med you can end up with chrons. I only got worse from the meds. Tried cabbage juice and got better after two days. Tried ACV too and it seems to help, but be prepared that it may be worse just to begin with. Start with cabbage juice and then you can use ACV with meal after your stumac has gotten stronger. I just started trying ACV but cabbage juice I know for sure helps, and I have read so many people that cured their ulcer with it. Open your eyes to the healing power of nature. Prescription med is only camuflaging the problem, not healing it.

  • A. H.

    I treated my gastritis by using the following protocol : Take a good teaspoonful of manuka honey on half a digestive biscuit, 20 mins before eating. (Genuine manuka honey is very expensive but worth the price for its medical value. The current price for a jar with a UMF of 15plus is around £50). Have small meals every couple of hours rather than a large one in one go (avoid those foods that trigger gastric spasming and acidity. Sip drinks slowly. Eat when you are calm and not angry/upset. The manuka honey will help bring inflammation down by killing bacteria and healing the stomach lining. Gradually, your symptoms will improve and with persistence, disappear altogether. I had a horrendous spate of gastritis a few years ago and lost a stone in weight, becoming really weak and rundown over the course of a month. Within 3 weeks of starting the manuka, my symptoms abated significantly. I continued taking the honey in this way for a full 3 months. I still avoid triggers that my stomach can’t cope with : certain vitamin/mineral supplements, large quantities of pasta/pizza/processed foods. I’m pretty sure that everyone has their own triggers and keeping a food diary will help you figure out which ones are yours.

  • A. H.

    I agree with Mette R. Once my stomach improved, I started taking acv daily and it has helped keep things healthy. The advice in the article makes sense to me but your own experience of following the advice will depend on how acute your symptoms are. At it’s worst, my gastritis had such a disabling effect that I wasn’t even able to drink water without my stomach going into spasm. The manuka helped bring it back to a manageable level and continued use helped to heal it further.

  • tom N.

    I think a black or white reaction to all this is unnecessary; meaning the whole article is rubbish or the whole thing is 100% right isn’t helpful.
    A few points I think we can all say are truths:
    1. People react differently to different foods
    2. Our food supply has too much GMO
    3. Doctors are eager to prescribe medication (ex. the purple pill)
    4. It is possible to cure most issues with nature (food, herbs, etc..)

    All that being said, I have to agree with some of the article (tips 2, 4, 5 and 6. I can’t imagine ANYONE reading this article not agreeing with those points).
    #2 – take pro-biotics
    #4 – avoid certain foods (that we should all know by now but they do mention them)
    #5 – make these changes long term and not short term
    #6 – avoid sweets (natural sugar as in fruits is good but added sugar in our foods really is bad for us).
    Now saying all that PLUS that last thing I said, know this, I have gastritis and have had bad attacks that had me laying in a ball like a baby on the kitchen floor feeling like I wanted to die. Now guess what? A few weeks before that I had chocolate… REALLY good chocolate… and I didn’t have any gastritis attack for weeks after that. So I could never say tip #’s 1 and 3 are truths because we all react differently to different food. Some people may like pineapple for gastritis. I used to love to eat pineapple but recently after eating a modest portion I felt like I was going to die.

    So what I am saying in my last point is that we all have to make ourselves guinea pigs. We have to test foods and (as my doctor told me to do) make a diary of our daily intake and how we feel. Today, I had nothing but unsweetened (Wallaby ‘s) greek yogurt and apple chunks. An hour later I had a minor pain in my stomach. Is it from the yogurt? Am I dairy intolerant? I’ll find out tomorrow when I have the yogurt and no apple. And the next day I will try a small glass of grass fed organic milk. Very annoying to say the least but I think we all need to do this and stop saying generalizations about food like “Don’t eat garlic or onions. It’s bad for your gastritis.” It may help someone. I eat it in modest quantities.

    So before I go I wanted to add like other people have as to what has helped me. And by the way, if any of you who made comments come back, thanks for your comments and tell me how you have been since you were here last. By the way, no, I did not write this article and ain’t from the site here. But I am thinking of doing my own site so chart my gastritis issue and hopeful progress.

    What helps me:
    1. coconut water – had a bad gastritis attack and drank this and it helped. now i drink it every day.
    2. fennel – eat if after eating every meal. really helpful
    3. oatmeal – very helpful and nice to my stomach (I add honey)
    4. broccoli sprouts – not brussel sprouts but broccoli sprouts. I read somewhere that it helps repair ulcers and i added it to my diet. i think i see a difference.
    5. i stay away from all drinks with carbonation and all processed food. Had a handful of Pepperridge Farm Gold Fish and thought I was gona die last week. So all that (processed food) is out.
    6. I drink chamomile tea which helps alot
    7. Sometimes I boil water with ginger root in it and let simmer for 5-10 minutes then strain into glass and put a little honey in it and sip. Feels weird going down but suppresses my attacks.

    So that helps me. If it doesn’t work for you, I understand. You are different from me as we all are and no need to say “That’s all rubbish.” Good luck to all and I’ll come back here in a few months.

  • Rayees A.

    in article there is written that lactobacillus can prove better against gastritis.It is found in curd but i’m stopped by doctor to use curd.What should i do know??

  • Ginger, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic are the things that triggered my first gastritis attacks. For some reason, some other spicy foods I ate in Asian cafes (not knowing the names of the spices) did not have a noticeable effect. Pineapples, citrus fruits are a no-no for me.
    Honey is the only sweetener that does not cause heartburn. It actually reduces heartburn. Any bland blended food seems to help, but how long will I have to eat blended food now?

  • Ava M.

    IF YOU HAVE GASTRITIS, please look into zinc carnosine only that one, in Japan where they discovered , it healing factors it is used in hospitals there for gastritis and ulcers with prescription.Here its cheap and works in just a few weeks and its pretty cheap, there is all kind of research on this. IT WILL HEAL YOU.Only the Zinc Carnosine, that is the combo that wont hurt, only helps, read HEAL YOUR GUT BLOG JOHNS THE BEST!

  • Kathleen R.

    I Dutch processed cocoa a safe alternative to chocolate for gastritis

  • Daniel D.

    Possibly everyone has different foods that make things better or worse because we all have vastly different gut microbiomes. I get sporadic attacks of acute gastritis that last 4 days or so. My whole gut turns into a river of pain. For me, teas – green, black, ginger – really relieve the symptoms for a while, more than anything else. But the truth is the only thing that really relieves the symptoms is a moderately strong opiate based painkiller and taking it easy until the storm passes.

  • Semmy

    You can’t go wrong with fresh cabbage juice, preferably squeezed with a juice machine. It saved me from a life of stomach pain, and within 24 hours, the pain was gone. I only take 1/3 cup per day but the more, the better. I have thyroid issues so must go easy on it. I’ve also added 1/2 t of turmeric powder plus 1/8 t of black pepper in a daily smoothie so may not need the cabbage anymore. Also wonderful for joint aches and pains.

  • Sueann

    I have read many comments and glanced at many. Most of the comments are made by individual prognosis and will be different for each person. I would not make any medical/dietary decision based on any of the comments here. Very scary thought. Someone who said they have a medical degree stated oats have gluten – which is incorrect and can be googled. The only true grains with gluten are barley, wheat, and rye. Oats can be cross-contaminated if processed with wheat and people who have celiac need to be sensitive to the nature of the product. White potatoes have nutritional benefits, but in general, are not preferred. Eat sweet potatoes. I have gastritis and I take Apple Cider Vinegar very morning. Ask a naturopathic doctor what would be best for you and how to test and try different supplements and foods. Do not look here for answers. The article is a good guide to research further and ask questions.
    There is more to say, but further observations should be left to the reader to do their own diligence and research for themselves.

  • I’m really surprised that anyone with a sensitive stomach (my husband has atrophic gastritis from h.pylori infection) can take cider vinegar. He has tried, but finds it far too acidic. I note that you mention acidic drinks can be a problem, so it all seems a bit contradictory. I wonder if some who think they have gastritis really have low stomach acid so cider vinegar helps compensate for this.

  • 1 table spoon of Apple cider vinegar cup of water and 1 table spoon of honey before/ after meals .. Breakfast Oatmeal with honey in the mornings. Take some turmeric pills 2 times a day 450mg. After meals.

  • hi all,
    My friend started working with a wonderful doctor in the UK, from distance. He was very sick, appeared to have gastritis but it turns out he actually had too little acid in his stomach. He is now recovering, thanks to following a tailored diet and taking supplements.
    I suffer from gastritis and will start working this this amazing doctor too.
    The doctors is Marek Doyle. I can advice anyone to work with him! look him up!

  • I also suffer from gastritis since 2014.from day one i never stopped trying to cure this debilitating thing. I’ve done so much research and tried the conventional antibiotic therapy 4 times to no avail. I switched to herbal remedies and learnt that if you choose the natural route for gastritis thats when discipline should come in. Natural remedies are more like food,so what it means is you should be more strict with your diet, by eating foods that support your healing. The other thing with natural herbs is, make sure you take them for a little while before you say ‘i tried it it doesnt help “. Further, i noticed that many gastritis sufferers has ibs along. I believe thats when people begin to fight on these forums. Those gluten, lactose, sugar etc are ibs triggers so if you suffer both ibs and gastritis you end up blaming almost everthing because of ibs. For myself i tried almost everything with no change until i made huge changes to myself. Discipline is the key. Dietary change is a lifestyle change meaning you should cut out the culprit completely out of your life.. If you are a person looking for quick fixes natural route is a wrong turn for you. I tried manuka honey. It starts by giving you a terrible acid within the first days then with tym you tolerate it better. I made a mistake of getting only 2 jars instead of many. In 3 weeks i felt completely healed and thit im strong but I wasn’t. Flares came back when i ate wrong. Aloe vera juice is very good too. I took it for two weeks i recovered completely ate wrong and suffered severe acid attacks. Right now im taking dgl licorice along with a good diet. This combination is unbelievable. I feel 100% fyn. So what it means is for a quick recovery avoid those gluten, lactose, sugars, white rice.. Because some food are difficult to digest some are easy to digest but gives constipation like white rice and pitatoes especially to those with ibs gastritis. Thanks for reading.. Hope you find it helpful.

  • Chris D.

    Things like smoking, caffeine, chocolate trigger gastritis are all nonsense too. Yes they will all make it worse once you have it, but if they’re causing gastritis to occur then that suggests an immune reaction to them possibly from something like SIBO, Candida, general dysbiosis, even some anxiety medications such as Clonazepam and many antidepressants suppress the immune system. Chronic Stress or severe malnutrition over a period of time can also cause inflammation, as can lack of regular excercise. But here’s the big one : long term use of PPIS or H2 blockers (yes these are no better than ppi’s if used for long periods) can cause the very thing they are supposed to treat. And coming off these drugs too quickly can also cause gastritis to occur, that’s why you’re not meant to take them for a month (8 weeks very maximum)

  • You better take omeprazole, I’m taking it for over 10 years and I feel fine. Acidic juice makes you more worse and spicy I tried everything already

  • I was not really having a problem breathing at first. My throat was burning; I thought I had strep throat. I had pain in my neck, and there was swelling around my collar bone. The first doctor I went to said he did not know why there was swelling. He gave me antibiotics and told me that if the swelling was not better to come back in three weeks and i went back after three weeks he diagnosed me of COPD and told me there was no cure. So i decided to purchase COPD herbal remedy from Standard Herbs Home, i used the COPD herbal medicine for four weeks and i was totally cure of COPD. All thanks to Standard Herbs Home. God bless.

  • I feel so sorry for people who continue to have the same problem and Doctors do nothing to cure them. I have Doctor’s in my family and I am going to suggest that if you are not better after seeing a doctor for 3 months then you need to get a second opinion. You would be surprised at how many patients I have seen that have been misdiagnosed and yet due to this being their doctor for 30 years or because they just don’t realize most insurance company’s do pay for second and sometimes third opinions they stick to a doctor that is not helping them. Today you have the Public Library and Nurses on call and the Internet to look up THE SYMPTOMS THAT YOU ARE HAVING and many sites give you list of what to do or what type Doctors you should see or what type medical test you should ASK YOUR NEXT DOCTOR to do on you.
    Please remember you pay these Doctors so that means they are working for you so please stand up for your rights!
    Please, please, please make your list and take it with you to your doctor.
    Tell Doctors what you want done, tell them this is my list of symptoms and these are all the test the medical sites online say need to be done to accurately diagnose my problem. This is a list of natural things I can do to heal my body and this list is medications they recommend to heal my body.
    The biggest problem I see with patients is they just blindly accept whatever their Doctor says as gospel.
    Surely you realize at least once or twice a month a Drug Representative comes to all Doctors Offices offering him incentives to use their medications. Their locked closets are full of samples from these Drug Reps so yes their incentives make them want to keep you on medications and coming back for visits that they get paid for.
    Yes several in my family are in this big drug racket and it makes me sad that so many could be well with using natural products or from just getting the correct diagnosis.
    Please remember every Doctor does not have knowledge of every single disease out there so they guess at or treat symptoms but are not trained to know everything about every disease.
    Do your own research and please stop blindly trusting Doctors.

  • I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis approximately 10 years ago. I woke up one morning and was in so much pain I took half hour to get out of bed. I couldn’t sit and if I fell onto a chair I couldn’t get myself up again. I have been on all the medications available as well as having the needle jabs in my knees and shoulders. Thank God for leading me to BEST HEALTH HERBAL CENTRE, please don’t ignore this post is real. Dr Linda (Best Health Herbal Centre) RA herbal remedy cured me totally within 5 weeks of usage only. No side effect, it works like a miracle, please viewers out there that have any deadly disease, please don’t fail contact Dr Linda(Best Health Herbal Centre)

  • Karem P.

    My mother-in-law aged 83 was suffering from osteoporosis for several years and was under treatment but no cure. She have broken my neck once and back 5 times and also experienced constant pain in her shoulders, back and limbs. A friend introduced me to Best Health Herbal Centre, she told me Best Health Herbal Centre osteoporosis herbal remedy reversed her mother’s osteoporosis within 5 weeks, Now she is osteoporosis free.

  • Healthy Consumer F.

    Alkaline diet works wonders for me. Constipation is a huge problem as it backs the system up. Keep really regular (for me 2-4 times a day) and it helps tremendously. Use the Ayurvedic herb comb Triphala for regularity. I buy it in bulk from Banyan Botanicals to keep the cost down. Magnesium help also. 400-800 mg before bed. Start with low dose and work up if need be. By varying the time you take these things you can pick your time to move your bowels.

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