Fruit is very good for health because it provides an abundant source of vitamins and minerals for the body. However, for people with Gastritis, some fruits should be avoided because they can make the condition worse.
Gastritis is a condition in which damage to these organs develops into ulcers. Stomach ulcers are mainly caused by infection or a side effect from certain medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). At this time, the ability of the Stomach to work will be weak. Therefore, you should pay attention to the selection of foods as well as dishes when planning the daily menu, to avoid creating more pressure on the Stomach.
1. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits such as: Oranges, Lemons, Tangerines, Grapefruits… are rich in vitamins and minerals necessary for the body. Especially, the high vitamin C content in these fruits has antioxidant effects, strengthening the body’s immunity.
However, Citrus fruits, especially Lemons and Oranges, are high in acidity, have a sour taste, irritate the gastric mucosa and increase gastric acid secretion, increasing the discomfort of Stomach pain. Therefore, people with Gastritis should limit the use of this fruit.
Persimmons are rich in glucose, protein, fructose, vitamins and minerals, mainly vitamin C, beta carotene, iodine, calcium, phosphorus, iron…
Although Persimmons are delicious to eat and have high nutritional value, not everyone can eat or eat a lot of Persimmons. The reason is that Persimmons also contain tannins, which cause acrid taste and pectin. This substance is abundant in the skins and unripe Persimmons.
Tannins and pectins are astringents of the intestinal mucosa, affecting intestinal motility. When eating a lot of Persimmons, especially when hungry, these substances plus the fiber in Persimmons will accumulate under the effect of Stomach acid, causing bloating, indigestion, nausea…
Eating Persimmon while having Stomach pain symptoms will make the pain worse. Eating a lot will clump, forming a mass of residue in the intestines, easily leading to intestinal obstruction. Therefore, people with Stomach disease should not eat Persimmons.
Watermelon is a very healthy fruit because it contains many essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, B5, potassium, lycopene… In particular, vitamin C and lycopene in Watermelon are antioxidants that help strengthen immunity, protect the body from damage by free radicals.
In addition to nutritional and refreshment value, Watermelon is also a medicine. According to traditional medicine, Watermelon has sweet taste, welding properties, has the effect of clearing heat, diuretic…
However, because Watermelon is cold, people with poor digestive function, abdominal pain, diarrhea, especially people with Gastritis should not eat.
Pineapple is a fruit rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, calcium, potassium, phosphorus… Pineapple also has a delicious and attractive taste. However, in Pineapple, there are many acids and some enzymes that break down proteins, increase inflammatory response, increase gastric mucosal ulcers..
Therefore, people with Stomach ulcers should not eat Pineapple. For normal people, they should not eat too much or eat Pineapple on an empty Stomach, it can cause nausea, vomiting and discomfort.
According to Nutrition Experts, in Mango fruit has a lot of protein, fiber, vitamins C, A, folic acid…, all very good for health. However, for people with Stomach pain, eating Mango will easily lead to belching, acid reflux, cramps, Stomach contractions …
In the Mango fruit has a lot of protein, fiber, vitamins C, A … beneficial for health. But people with Gastritis should not eat Mango, especially Green Mango, sour Mango, when ripe, still have a sour taste because it can harm the Stomach lining. The vitamin C content in Mangoes is also very large, leading to belching, acid reflux, Stomach contractions and even Stomach bleeding.
If you want to eat, you should only eat ripe Mangoes, eat less and do not eat when hungry.
Kiwi is loved because of its high nutritional value and is considered a “super fruit” in promoting health and increasing resistance. However, few people know that because of too many nutrients, Kiwi also puts a lot of pressure on the Stomach if eaten too much.
Kiwi contains many amino acids, fiber, many vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, potassium as well as organic substances such as sugar, tannin, pectin, proteolytic enzymes… In particular, the pectin component in it causes Stomach burning, abdominal pain, pantothenic acid reactions and other unpleasant symptoms.
Therefore, People with Gastritis should say goodbye to it. Kiwi contains a lot of Vitamin C, good for laxatives. However, the amount of vitamins in this fruit when entering the body of the patient can increase the acid in the gastric juice, causing heartburn, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
Peach is delicious, crispy and contains many minerals for the body. Peaches contain rich iron content, which plays an important role in preventing anemia for the human body. The pectin present in Peaches can also prevent constipation for humans.
But it is not a good fruit for patients with Stomach pain. Because when eating peaches, the digestive system will have to work harder, the Stomach contracts more, so it will create painful stimuli in the epigastrium. In many cases, there may be digestive disorders, abdominal cramps, nausea, belching.
8. Hot/Warm Fruits
Durian, Longan, Lychee are also in the group of fruits that people with Gastritis should not eat. Because this is a group of fruits that contain a lot of fat and sugar, which can cause heat in the body, bloating, and indigestion. Therefore, people with Stomach disease should limit eating hot fruits to improve the disease better.
To protect the gastric mucosa, nutritionists recommend that patients use foods that reduce gastric secretion such as sweets and good fats. Use foods such as sticky rice, tapioca flour, bread… Cooked food is soft and easy to digest. Eat enough meals and on time. Do not eat too full, causing the Stomach to swell, producing a lot of acid that causes pain. However, do not get too hungry. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly, swallow slowly because while chewing can increase the secretion of saliva, helping to neutralize acid in the Stomach.
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