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Setting up a diet for those with gastritis can be a little challenging – after all, it is necessary to cut very acidic, fatty foods, fried foods and others that can cause damage to the stomach wall. Some people even ask themselves which are harmful in this case – who has gastritis can eat an egg, for example? And tapioca? Here, we have prepared a story about what should be avoided in the diet of those who have gastritis to ensure the well-being of the stomach. Check it out and see how to put together a very colorful and balanced alkaline diet.

After all, who has gastritis can eat egg?

The answer to that question is yes. The egg can be included in the diet of those who have gastritis, but as long as it is cooked (or stirred) and served with just a little salt. The use of spices (such as peppers and herbs), olive oil or butter – more aggressive food for the stomach – should be cut off during this period. For this reason, it is not recommended to consume fried egg, due to the high fat content. It is worth mentioning that the egg is an important source of protein, has a low fat content and, when used correctly in the diet, can even help in the treatment of gastritis.

Is the consumption of citrus fruits allowed?

If the person has strong symptoms of gastritis, such as burning, bloating and constant pain in the stomach, it is essential to avoid very acidic foods. Citrus fruits, such as lemon, orange, mandarin, passion fruit, pineapple and acerola, in particular, have a high content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), retinoic acid (vitamin A) and citric. That is, when consumed excessively, they can further harm the condition of gastritis.

To prevent the stomach pH from becoming too acidic, it is best to avoid these fruits and, preferably, consult a nutritionist to put together a suitable menu for this period. In some cases, even, the balanced consumption of some citrus fruits is allowed – but always sweetened, in the form of juice or vitamin, for example, and consumed after the main meals – that is, they should not be eaten on an empty stomach.

Who has gastritis can eat tapioca?

Like the egg, tapioca does not harm the symptoms of gastritis. It is even considered a very light, neutral and low-fat ingredient – that is, it does not cause pain or inflammation in the stomach. The problem, however, is that the fillings served with tapioca tend to be greasy – made with very strong cheeses and spices, for example. In this case, just give preference to light white cheeses (without exaggerating the quantity) and avoid the use of condiments, peppers and herbs.

Avoid fried foods and very fatty foods

Another important tip to alleviate the symptoms of gastritis is to cut the consumption of fried foods or very fatty foods – such as pizza, hamburgers, snacks, red meat (give preference to fish or chicken), sausages and canned goods. This type of food tends to be more harmful to the stomach and, therefore, should be avoided as much as possible during this period.

Bet on an alkaline diet to treat gastritis

In addition to avoiding foods that are harmful to the stomach, it is necessary to set up an alkaline diet, which takes into account the pH and composition of the food. It is usually composed of fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereals – light and nutritious foods that help regulate the digestive system – create a more basic means, without stimulating the production of gastric juice, for example. To assemble a well-balanced alkaline menu, with different natural foods, the main tip is to consult a nutritionist.

Alkaline food suggestions: lettuce, tomato, cabbage, watercress, yam, carrot, lentil, avocado and coconut.

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