Three tips for fighting stomach inflammation Three tips for fighting stomach inflammation

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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