What food should people with stomachache avoid?

What food should people with stomachache avoid?

The best way to reduce stomachache is to eliminate foods that damage the lining of your stomach or worsen an existing condition. These are commonly related foods that you should have less on every day basis or avoid completely in order to make your stomach get better soon. 

  1. Orange, tangerine and juices are not recommended to people with stomachache

Citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, lime, tangerine, pomelos with natural acid are beneficial. However, they would hurt people that have stomach pain.

Sour fruits can increase stomach pain

Research shows that citrus fruits stimulate the release of pain-causing neurotransmitters in people with gastritis.

  1. Tomato

Tomatoes are similar to citrus fruits in terms of acidic which can also irritate a sensitive stomach. A small amount may be fine with some people, but others may feel it’s best to avoid all tomato products.

  1. Milk and dairy products

For years, doctors used to tell stomachache people and ulcer patients to drink milk to coat the stomach and help to block the effects of the acid. However, this advice is no longer considered useful. Experts now believe that milks calcium and amino acids (proteins) actually stimulate the stomach to release more acid production and can make gastritis symptoms getting worse.

What should people with stomach pain not to eat?

Test your individual reactions to dairy products, including yogurt, raw cheese, and raw milk. If they do not make the symptoms getting worse, you may choose to continue using these foods, as they will provide many benefits. For example, fermented probiotic yogurt has been shown to really help soothe stomach irritation and reduce GI disorders because it’s a great source of probiotics.

  1. People with stomach ailment should not have alcohol

Drinking alcohol can erode the lining of the stomach and make inflammation worse. Some people don’t notice gastritis symptoms’ increase when they drink a little bit (about one drink a day or less), but others can’t even take a small sip without feeling uncomfortable to stomach.

Alcohol does not have to be completely eliminated from most cases. Because in fact, studies show that moderate consumption can even protect against gastritis.

  1. Coffee

Coffee will not cause stomach upset or ulcers in most cases but it often worsens gastritis symptoms. In some cases, even when the coffee is decaffeinated, it can still cause pain.

  1. Spicy food is really bad for stomach ulcer

These include hot peppers, chili peppers, cayenne pepper, red and black peppers, curries, and hot sauces, all of which can worsen gastritis symptoms.

  1. Common allergens and food that cause inflammatory

Avoid refined and processed foods, such as white bread, pasta, products with added sugar, canned meat, trains fats, refined vegetable oils, fried foods and dairy products. All of these can cause food allergies, increase inflammation in the gut, slow healing, and make you more susceptible to infections.


  1. Deep fried foods and canned foods

All kinds of fried foods over and over again, greasy foods, canned foods such as smoked meat, sausages, sausages, fried chicken, fries, canned meat, etc. will lead to symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, abdominal distension, nausea, etc. and at the same time make stomach ulcers worse.

Besides the foods that should be avoided, people with stomach pain should also note to avoid these following habits:

  • Avoid eating right before going to bed: Let yourself 3-4 hours before going to bed to digest all the food.
  • Avoid stress: While this factor of is unlikely to cause gastric erosion, gastritis or ulcers, it does make symptoms worse. Stress can stimulate gastric acid secretion and increase inflammation plus decrease immune function and contribute to other digestive problems. The use natural stress relievers to help promote healing.

  • Avoid smoking and lower toxin exposure: Smoking and living an unhealthy lifestyle is major risk factors of developing stomach damages and gastritis. Smoking slows down the healing of the stomach lining, increases the recurrence rate of ulcers and also makes you more susceptible to infections.

Doctor Nguyen Nga

According to Vietnam Internal Medicine


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