Diet Plan for Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori)
H. pylori (Helicobacter Pylori) is a type of bacteria that infects the digestive tract. These microorganisms can enter a body and live in the digestive tract. It can damage the lining in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine and causes inflammation. In extreme cases, it may develop painful sores called peptic ulcers in the upper digestive tract. Any food items which further damage the GI tract is going to be terrible for your healing process. A soft, low-fiber diet is suitable for all gastrointestinal problems. Patients feel more comfortable with less spicy and bland foods because they are easily digestible and help to improve bowel function.
DIET CHART FOR H.PYLORI PATIENTS
Amla juice/ Herbal tea / Green tea
Broken wheat porridge / Veg Semolina (veg upma)/ Veg Vermicelli / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Idli / Brown Bread Sandwich / flour) / Stuffed Chapatti/ Chapatti with veg or dal / Semolina pancake / 1- Egg white part only
Fruit / Coconut water/ Herbal tea / Green tea
Plain chapatti/ Boiled rice / Veg pulao / Veg+ Dal + Curd
Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Green tea / Rice flakes snacks
Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Vegetable + Dal
Cereals to be consumed
Whole wheat flour, Whole grains cereals, Porridge, Brown rice, Oats
Cereals to be avoided
White refined flour and its products, and bakery products.
Fruits to be consumed
Banana, Papaya, Pears, Apple.
Fruits to be avoided
All citrus fruits.
Vegetables to be consumed
Asparagus, Green beans, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Cabbage, Carrots, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Round gourd, Ash gourd
Vegetables to be avoided
Capsicum, Taro root and Roasted potatoes, Crisp and Cheese filled snacks, Coconut, Frozen vegetables and raw onion and salad
Pulses to be consumed
All split lentils i.e. Yellow lentil, Green lentil, Pink lentil and Soybean
Pulses to be avoided
Black gram, Chickpeas, Kidney beans
Dairy Products to be consumed
Low-fat yogurt, Curd
Dairy Products to be avoided
Whole milk and cream, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Cottage cheese, Buttermilk
Spices to be consumed
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel, Mint, Fenugreek, Carmon,Black pepper.
Spices to be avoided
Red chili, Green chili
Drinks to be consumed
Coconut water, Sugarcane juice, Green tea, Herbal tea, Bitter gourd juice, Gooseberry juice, Pumpkin juice
Drinks to be avoided
Lemon water, Tea, Coffee, Buttermilk, Whole milk drinks, Alcohol, Cream based liqueurs, Carbonated beverages, canned and Packaged soup and Fruit juices, Flavored milk, Soya milk
Flesh Foods to be consumed
Egg white part only
Flesh Foods to be avoided
All fried foods, Egg yolk, Raw, Uncooked and Processed meat, Fish especially Selfish, Shark, Swordfish, Tuna, Burgers, Pork, Organ meat, Liver, Kidney, Chest, Red meat, Fish fried in suitable oil, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Rabbit, Mutton, Salami, Duck, Goose.
SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS
Dry Fruits to be consumed
Almond - 5 to 8 pieces
Dry Fruits to be avoided
Raisins, Peanuts, Cashew nuts, Pistachio
Oils to be consumed
Cow ghee, Rice bran oil, Canola oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil
Oils to be avoided
Unsaturated fats, Cream, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Butter
Other Foods to be consumed
Other Foods to be avoided
All fried foods, Junk foods, Processed foods, Packed soups, Coconut bar, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Refined sugar, Marmalade, Sweeteners, Chutneys, Pickle, Ice-cream.
LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS
- Walk for at least 30 min is recommended
- Whole fruits should be preferred to fruit juices
- Skipping meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.
- Water intake should be limited 6-8 glasses per day
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables should be consumed.
- Herbal Tea- Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 3 cups of water till it’s reduced to 1 cups.