H Pylori, or Helicobacter pylori, is an inflammatory causing bacterium affecting the stomach’s inner lining. Ulcers are commonly a result of bacterium. The cause of H pylori is often contaminated water or food. It is also contracted by human contact. Helicobacter pylori symptoms include nausea and vomiting, frequent burping, bloating after meals, acid indigestion and unhealthy weight loss. When there is blood in the stool, or blood on toilet paper after bowel movement, continuous abdominal pain, or trouble swallowing, one should seek medical attention. To avoid acid indigestion or acid reflux, an H pylori diet is often suggested, and similar to a gastritis diet. The primary focus of an H pylori diet is the foods to avoid, the foods which will aggravate the condition by creating more acids in the body.
The following are the top 10 foods to avoid in an H pylori diet:
1. Spicy foods and powders which include black or red pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, mustard seeds, nutmeg or cloves should be avoided on an h pylori diet as they will promote the growth of bacteria.
2. Foods which are high in fat will cause stomach lining inflammation.
3. Foods and drinks which are tomato based should be avoided.
4. Replace your regular vinegar needs with apple cider vinegar.
5. Foods with high fat content as well as fried foods should be eliminated on an H pylori diet.
6. Refined foods such as sugar, artificial sweeteners, chocolates, and pastries should also be avoided when H pylori is active.
7. Steer clear of coffee, whether regular or decaffeinated, soda, tea and alcohol.
8. Pasta and bread made with white flour should be limited.
9. Although healthy oils such as olive or canola are suggested, pass up on foods made with hydrogenated oils.
10. Limit foods which enhance acid production such as cabbage.