Nutrition for gastritis

Gastritis can occur for a variety of reasons, often including sumptuous meals, half-cooked food, too much alcohol, tea, coffee, or salt, severe stress, worries, certain medications, and more.

The nutrition plan for gastritis must include foods that are easily digestible and do not cause gastroesophageal reflux.

Preferably, high-fiber food should be chosen, such as vegetables, fruits, cereals and whole grains.

Red chili and red pepper should be avoided.

Skimmed milk and low-fat dairy products, like all dairy products, should be avoided because they are unnatural foods that often cause intolerances and are difficult to digest.

Spices should be used as sparingly as possible for gastrointestinal problems; limit the consumption of garlic, onions, cloves and cinnamon. These foods aggravate heartburn.
Therapy for gastritis is carried out depending on the type and cause.
Acute gastritis can occur as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and certain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Then abstaining from alcohol and these drugs leads to pain relief.
In gastritis or duodenitis (inflammation of the mucous membranes of the duodenum), soft and stewed food is on the menu. Cooked cereals and toast are excellent foods in this case. Gluten-free whole grains are preferable: rice, millet and buckwheat flour.
Salt consumption must be reduced, as salt has an irritating effect on the stomach.

The general medical dietary recommendations for gastritis include the following foods: chicken, turkey, tender meat, fish, peanut butter, tofu, cottage cheese, boiled eggs or scrambled eggs, potatoes, Gruel rice and coconut water.
However, these foods are not natural, the human gut is made for a vegan diet; Thus, all foods with animal protein, especially processed foods, can cause health problems and promote inflammation.

Treatment for chronic gastritis begins with not eating anything for two to three days. During this period, only fruit juices are allowed.
In this way, the inflammation can subside and the excess toxins can be eliminated. The fasting cure is followed by another three days of pure fruit diet.
During these days, grapes, apples, pineapples, oranges, melons, peaches and grapefruit can be eaten.
This is followed by a balanced diet of nuts, seeds, cereals, fruits and vegetables.

One should not eat in a hurry; rather, it is important to have meals in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

Gastric mucosa-stimulating agents must be restricted in gastritis, including hot and cold food, as well as hard-to-digest food.
Food should be whisked, served in puree form, boiled in water or steamed.
Also, children should change their diet if there is gastritis.
A nutritionist can help patients if there are other conditions, such as colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.


Vegetarian, vegan and macrobiotic diet

A diet without meat, fish and dairy products or with a very low percentage is a very good way to get healthy and eliminate the causes of the disease.
Unfortunately, patients are often unable to completely avoid animal proteins (vegetarian or vegan diet); in this case, the following advice should be followed to relieve the symptoms of gastritis.

Recommended foods:

  • Soups made from permitted vegetables, e.g. carrot soup, vegetable porridge, potato juice, well-cooked milk soup or cereal porridge (oats, semolina, whole grain rice, etc.), pasta, pureed vegetables, dairy products, pureed sweet berries with semolina.
  • Nuts: walnuts, almonds, pistachios and peanuts.
  • Flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.

Foods to avoid:

Fresh rye bread, ready-made cookies and pastries.
Meat and fish broth, strong vegetable and mushroom broth.
Fatty, fibrous meat, duck, goose, canned meat.
Fatty, salty, smoked fish, canned products.
Dairy products with high acidity, salty and spicy cheeses.
Hard-boiled eggs and fried eggs.
Barley, corn, legumes, wholemeal pasta.
Sour, unripe berries and fruit.
Cheese dishes: cheesecake, cheese dumplings, casseroles; mild grated cheese.
Chocolate, ice cream.
Carbonated drinks, beer, black coffee.

Limit consumption:

  • Parsley, vanilla, cinnamon.
  • Meat, fish, mushrooms, tomato sauce, horseradish, mustard and pepper.
  • Pizza without tomatoes is allowed (white pizza).

Dietary guidelines for gastritis

I. 5-day fruit diet. Eat meals of fresh and juicy fruit three times a day; between meals should be an interval of 5 hours, during which an enema with warm water should be carried out.
II. After the diet from pure fresh fruit, gradually move to a balanced diet, observing the following rules:

1. Immediately after getting up:
eat 25 black raisins soaked in water overnight in a copper jar.
2. Breakfast:
Fresh fruit and wholemeal bread, sweetened with honey.
3. Lunch:
A bowl of steamed vegetables, 2-3 whole grain tortillas, 30 g wheat germ.
4. In between:
A glass of carrot juice or coconut water.
5. Dinner:
A large salad bowl full of fresh, green vegetables, dressed with lemon juice and green bean sprouts.
6. Midnight snack:
An apple.

Other recommendations

1. Do not drink water during meals, but half an hour before and an hour after.

2. Do not eat in a hurry or on a full stomach.

3. Don’t eat when you’re not hungry.

4. Relax with yoga.

How long must the diet be followed?

There is no general time. As long as symptoms persist, a targeted diet is a very good way to treat gastritis naturally.

Menu examples for acute gastritis

Breakfast: 30-40 g walnuts, oat milk porridge, herbal or ginger tea.

Snack: 1 banana.
Lunch: potato and carrot soup, whole grain rice with vegetables, mashed potatoes, fruit jelly.
Snack: 1 peach.
Dinner: boiled fish puree with carrots and beetroot, tea or ginger tea.
At night: 30 g of almonds.

Menu examples for chronic or nervous gastritis

This type of nutrition is suitable for all forms of chronic gastritis (erosive, atrophic, granulomatous gastritis, etc.)

Two menu suggestions

1. Breakfast:
Steamed omelet from 2 eggs
ginger tea

2. Breakfast: fruit of choice (depending on the season)

1. Lunch:
Carrot and potato soup
Millet with lentils
Buckwheat flour puree
Fruit jelly

2. Lunch:
Boiled fish with green pea puree

In the evening: steamed whole grain rice with vegetables

During the day: 300 g wholemeal bread, 30 g oil.

Menu of the day 2

1. Breakfast:
Lemon water with a tsp bicarbonate (if tolerated)
Crust buckwheat biscuits
Ginger tea

2. Breakfast:
4 slices of honeydew melon
30 g almonds

Vegetarian potato soup
Millet with chickpeas, boiled carrots
Boiled semolina mixture with sugar

Snack: wheat bran

whole grain rice with vegetables or steamed lentils
ginger tea

At night: milk

During the day: 300 g bread

Light food menu – 1st day

Toasted white bread with jam
Apple juice
Herbal tea

In between
fruit shake

Whole Grain Rice
Stewed Carrots with Butter


Fried chicken
baked potatoes
Peas or lentils Fruit salad with banana

Fruit shake

Light food menu – 2st day

oatmeal with fruit
slice white bread
4-5 walnuts
herbal tea

Seasonal fruit in

Millet or buckwheat flour with vegetables or vegetable seasonings
Mashed potatoes Peach

Whole grain rice
Steamed asparagus
Celery carrot juice from the juicer

fruit salad

Light food menu – 3rd day

40 g pistachios or almonds
Apricots or a banana
herbal tea

In between apple juice

buckwheat flour with legumes (peas or beans)


Peas Baked potatoes Vegetable

In between
snack of your choice, see below


The recipe for success of any diet is to be able to choose from as many options as possible; the light diet can be made more attractive by a few special snacks.
Here is a small selection:

  • Baked apples
  • Banana and peanut butter
  • Celery carrot juice from the juicer
  • Peanuts
  • Ginger cookies

Natural remedies for gastritis

There are various remedies and diet products that can help control the condition.
Anyone who suffers from gastritis should eat a particularly balanced diet.

A gastritis diet includes a certain amount of coconut water.
Coconut water gives the stomach the necessary vitamins and minerals that accelerate the healing process.
In the first 24 hours after an attack of gastritis, nothing should be eaten or drunk except coconut milk. This gives the stomach the opportunity to heal itself and return to normality.

Another excellent remedy with great effect in gastritis is gruel rice. Eat a cup of rice porridge at least twice a day.

In addition, helpful with gastritis and stomach ulcer is potato water.
Drink half a cup of potato water twice a day one hour before each meal.
As soon as the severe symptoms subside, a fruit diet should be followed for a few days.
It is important to refrain from alcoholic beverages, desserts, cottage cheese, cakes, carbonated mineral water, yogurt, chili, vegetables pickled in vinegar, tea and coffee; smoking is also harmful.

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