Ask the Expert Kathleen Zelman, Nutrition Expert Kathleen Zelman in her kitchen Sometimes the foods that you eat in the day can make the difference between a good day and a bad one. One of our viewers wants to know, What should I eat, and what should I avoid with a condition known as hiatal hernia and gastritis Diet plays an important role in controlling the symptoms of both of these conditions, namely some heartburn and acid indigestion. When you have a hiatal hernia, it’s easier for the stomach acids to come up and irritate your esophagus, and potentially into your.
Mouth, and certain foods make it better, certain foods make it worse. Gastritis is when the lining of the stomach is inflamed or irritated, and likewise can cause uncomfortable symptoms. So, keep in mind that everyone is an individual, and you might tolerate some foods, whereas someone else with your same condition might not. So, of course to discuss with your doctor is always a good idea. Also, keep a diary to see what kinds of food bother you. So, if foods are bothering you, you should definitely avoid them. But in general, the kinds of foods that tend to be aggravating.
To these conditions are citrus, like oranges, and grapefruits, and lemons, orange juice, tomatoes, lemonade. Chocolate. Fatty foods like fried foods, fried chicken, and fatty meats. Garlic. Onions. They’re all real spicy types of food. Spice as with garlic and onions. Peppermintspearmint, can be irritating. Tomatoes, because they are citrusyso anything made with tomatoes. Coffee. Tea. Even decaf might be bothersome to you. Alcohol should be avoided. Carbonated beverages can also be very irritating. Dairy productssome dairy products. Most people do better on mild kinds of cheeses, but some cheeses can beand.
Foods to Eat and Avoid for Hiatal Hernia and Gastritis Kathleen Zelman UHC TV
Even milkcan be aggravating to certain conditions. When it comes to foods that might help and are good, generally things like bananas, and apples, and simple vegetablescarrots, and peas, and green beans, and grains, and cereals like oatmeal tend to be really good. Breadswhole grain breads. Pastas, crackersthose are usually well tolerated. Yogurt tends to be something that works well. Eggs are good. Soft cheeses. Chicken. Lean meats. You know, you want to be on kind of a bland diet and keep it simple. But you can have things like crackers, and pretzels, and graham crackers, and lowfat sweetsjust.