for Stomach Ulcers
diet is a guideline that may help to decrease stomach ulcer pain, gastric irritation and excessive
gastric acid secretion. This diet may also help prevent uncomfortable stomach ulcer side effects
such as heartburn.
is only a guideline. Before changing your diet, please consult your doctor.
three small meals and three snacks evenly spaced throughout the day. It is important
to avoid periods of hunger or overeating.
slowly and chew foods well.
relaxed at mealtime.
up while eating and for 1 hour afterward.
eating within 3 hours before bedtime. Bedtime snacks can cause gastric acid secretion
during the night.
down on caffeine-containing foods and beverages, citrus and tomato products, and
chocolate if these foods cause discomfort.
a good source of protein (milk, meat, egg, cheese, etc.) at each meal and snack.
should be taken in the prescribed dose, One-hour and 3 hours after meals and prior
to bedtime. This regimen is most likely to keep the acidity of the stomach at
the most stable and lowest level.
and cream feedings should not be used as antacid therapy. Although milk protein
has an initial neutralizing effect on gastric acid, it is also a very potent stimulator.
Hourly feedings of milk have been shown to produce a lower pH than three regular
beverages (coffee, tea, and cola drinks) and decaffeinated coffee cause increased
gastric acid production but may be taken in moderation at or near mealtime, if