with a host of other lifestyle modifications, your diet can help a lot to
soothe gastritis symptoms and make the condition heal more quickly. Certain
dietary choices might improve your healing, but some foods might also make
things worse. How about milk or dairy products — are they good or bad for
you have gastritis (stomach lining inflammation), maintaining the balance of
your stomach acid is a key factor to recover quickly. Uncontrolled, high levels
of stomach acid will make the inflammation get worse.
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acid-suppressing medications are often the first to be prescribed when the
problem requires medical intervention. The good news, gastritis is usually mild
and a few lifestyle measures are often enough to make it ease up.
about milk? Several decades ago, people believed that milk could help relieve gastritis
pain. Although it’s slightly acidic, it’s far less so than the natural acid
produced in the stomach. Also, it has an effect to buffer stomach acid. That’s
why it was thought helpful to neutralize and rebalance stomach acid levels.
But, as far back as the end-seventies, researchers found that milk actually has bad effect for stomach acid control.
Milk does help coats the stomach lining, buffering the acid released by the stomach. But this beneficial is not long enough to effectively control the acid. It’s temporary, even the production of acid may increase higher afterwards [reference].
other words, drinking milk can help make you feel a bit better for a while. But
it usually lasts for only a few minutes and then you may have a spike in
stomach acid levels, making your gastritis symptoms worse.
seems that milk and dairy products are actually not the answer for settling an
upset stomach, including gastritis. So it’s worth a try to eliminating them for
a while at least until the inflammation of your stomach lining heals completely.
gastritis is usually mild, it could be chronic and put you at high risk of
complications such as stomach ulcers, chronic stomach bleeding, and even cancer
(rare). So it’s important to make sure the inflammation relieves completely.
if you choose to go dairy-free for gastritis, here are a few ‘safe’ milk
alternatives to choose from:
healthy, plant-derived milk could be one of your best milk alternatives. It’s
not only good in taste, particularly with hot cereal … hmm yummy, but also low
in lactose and other dairy’s bad things that potentially cause upset stomach. It
may help relieve your stomach lining inflammation too, because it has a few
as with most nut-delivered milks, almond milk could be potential to cause allergic
reactions – mostly in children. But for most people, it’s a good way for
may be the best bet if you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative. It’s quite
comparable in vitamin D, calcium, and protein quality found in cow’s milk. Bonus,
it is low in lactose and delicious (especially if you’re a fan of soy). To get
the most out of the benefits, choose fortified soy milk!
the taste matters, hemp milk may be your best milk alternative. It’s fattier
than other milk alternatives mentioned before – it tends to seem thicker! But
since it is quite high in fats, it might drive more extra pounds of weight.
Just make sure to consume it in moderation.
coconut milk is a bit too watery in taste, it is a lower-allergen alternative
choice. It’s easily to digest, even for people with lactose intolerance. But
its protein content is not as high as found in animal-derived milks. So don’t
forget to include other high-quality protein foods if you choose coconut oil to
substitute milk and dairy products!
loaded with living friendly organisms, probiotics, to help promote a healthy
digestive system. Some studies show that probiotics may help relieve diarrhea
and make irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ease up. Also, its vitamin D content is
quite high. Even it may help your digestive make the digestion of your dietary
lactose become easier.
few changes in diet would play a key role towards healing gastritis and
preventing the condition from coming back. What to avoid in diet may vary
between individuals. But the common culprits are foods that irritate stomach
lining and cause a spike in stomach acid levels (e.g. alcohol, high-caffeinated
drinks, and fatty, acidic, spicy foods).
way of how you take meals may also have an effect. It’s recommended to get
smaller, more-frequent meals to help minimize the effects of stomach acid.
Eating too much at once is bad for controlling your stomach acid.