Today, more than 25% of the world’s population suffers from gastritis, according to the World Health Organization. This inflammation of the stomach lining generates symptoms such as burning in the upper part of the belly, nausea, bloating, gas and vomiting, which makes us wonder if we are eating an adequate diet. Therefore, the nutritionist Karyn Reyna, at Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us some dietary recommendations to take into account when suffering from this condition.
- Eat homemade meals at a warm temperature. Avoid extreme temperatures such as very hot food or ice cream.
- Eat vegetables cooked or steamed and sanitized. It is important to learn to identify what is good for us in these circumstances, as each person is different.
- Avoid eating inorganic and/or packaged foods with high amounts of sugar and sodium
- Avoid fried foods and sauces, preferably foods should be eaten boiled, baked or grilled, seasoned with natural seasonings
- Use vegetable, olive or coconut oil when cooking
- Food portions should be small and should be eaten several times a day, eating each bite slowly and sitting down
- Avoid drinking alcohol, tea, coffee, and carbonated drinks; as well as spicy and greasy foods
- Eat 2 to 3 steamed fruits per day
- Avoid going to sleep immediately after eating
Remember that it is important to go to the nutritionist if you want to improve your consumption habits and put together a meal plan according to your requirements.
Nutritionis at Clínica Ricardo Palma