Dietary Management of Peptic Ulcer disease (PUD)

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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
Garlic powder
Chili powder

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.


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