Healthful diet habits for stomach ulcer patients
In the past, it was thought that diet could cause ulcers. We
know now this isn’t true. We also know that while the foods you eat won’t cause
or cure a stomach ulcer, eating a healthful diet can benefit your intestinal
tract and overall health.
In general, it’s a good idea to eat a diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and fiber.
That said, it’s possible that some foods play a role in eliminating H. pylori. Foods that may help fight off H. pylori or boost the body’s own healthy bacteria include:
- broccoli, cabbage, and radishes
- leafy greens, such as spinach
- blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries
- olive oil
Additionally, since people with stomach ulcers may have accompanying acid reflux disease, it is a good idea to stay away from spicy and sour foods while an ulcer is healing.