Stomach inflammation (gastritis) not only causes discomfort but can create other, more severe health issues.
This condition can be caused by poor nutrition, rather than by a disease. However, when the problem becomes very recurrent or is accompanied by other symptoms, it is important to be seen by a specialist. The following are some dietary recommendations that can help counteract its effects:
- Flax seeds. According to a report from the British medical institution Functional Gut Clinic, the Omega-3 fatty acids found in flax seeds help reduce intestinal gas, and its soluble fibers help prevent stomach inflammation. Add a spoonful of this seed to salad dressings or blend it in with drinks.
- Avoid dyes. Especially foods and drinks with artificial sweeteners.
- Eat kiwi. After a big meal, eat this citrus fruit. It contains actinidin, an enzyme that aids in digesting proteins, therefore allowing the digestive tract to help reduce inflammation.
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