Peptic ulcer is erosion of the mucous membrane lining the gastro intestinal tract (GIT). There is no single cause.
Peptic ulcers occur when acid in the digestive tract eats away the inner surface of the esophagus, stomach or small intestine. The acid can create a painful open sore that may bleed.
People with peptic ulcer often are afraid of what to eat and what not to eat. Knowledge of the proper food to consume is of utmost importance in PUD management.
Avoid the use of some drugs (NSAIDS) e.g. Aspirin
Proper stress management
Foods to avoid are;
Hot cocoa and cola
Whole milk and chocolate milk
Peppermint and spearmint tea
Regular and decaf coffee
Green and black tea, with or without caffeine
Drinks that contain alcohol
Orange and grapefruit juices
Black and red pepper
Dairy foods made from whole milk or cream
Spicy or strongly flavored cheeses, such as jalapeno or black pepper
Highly seasoned, high-fat meats, such as sausage, salami, bacon, ham, and cold cuts
Hot chilies and peppers
Onions and garlic
Tomato products, such as tomato paste, tomato sauce, or tomato juice
Too hot food
Foods that are too spiced
High residue diet e.g. abacha, garri
Avoid alcohol intake.
Which foods can I eat and drink?
Eat a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Whole grains include whole-wheat breads, cereals, pasta, and brown rice. Choose lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. A healthy meal plan is low in unhealthy fats, salt, and added sugar. Healthy fats include olive oil .People with peptic ulcer should eat bland low residue diet.
You may consider agidi, fufu, semovita instead of garri , banana instead of pineapple.