Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It causes severe discomfort to the patient suffering from this problem. There may be many causes for Gastritis which most of which are discussed below.

  1. Indigestion: Caused due to either excessive intake of food when compared to the regular levels or having food that the body is not used to. Indigestion can also be attributed to consumption of food at irregular timings. In this case the body is not prepared to digest food when ever food is partaken.
  2. Excessive alcohol consumption which damages the liver and digestive system.
  3. Prolonged use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibruofen. Intake of such drugs in excess can damage the digestive system.
  4. Indigestion can also occur in people who have undergone weight loss treatments which suggest very aggressive diet control schedules.
  5. Weight loss surgical treatments can result in the banding for reconstruction of the digestive tract and damage the digestive system.
  6. Stress has been one of the main reasons attributed to indigestion. It could be due physical stress caused due to over straining of the bones and muscles. Mental stress also can impact the functioning of the digestive system.
  7. An irregular eating pattern which includes the type of food taken and the timing of the food taken.
  8. Bacterial infections are very common reason for having a digestive system problem. Bad bacteria in the intestines can disturb the digestive track and cause indigestion.

Gastritis is also very commonly called “Heart Burn”. The most common symptom is abdominal upset or pain in the abdomen. There are many other symptoms other than abdominal pain.

  1. Indigestion.
  2. Abdominal bloating.
  3. Nausea and vomiting.
  4. Feeling of fullness.
  5. Burning in the upper abdomen.

 

Gastritis requires special attention and a change in the daily dietary habits.

Here are some simple steps that work on reducing gastritis.

  1. Too many different foods should not be mixed at the same meal.
  2. Meals should be taken at least two hours before going to bed at night.
  3. At least 8 to 10 glasses of water should be partaken every day.
  4. And above all, haste should be avoided while eating and food should be served in a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere.
  5. Practicing good physical exercise like walking for older people, jogging for middle aged people and swimming for younger people on a regular basis.
  6. Practicing good mental exercises like pranayama which can relax the mind and body.

There are simple and easy home made methods for reducing and treating Gastritis. Below are some recipes that help to treat Gastritis.

Carrot and spinach Juice

Ingredients:

  1. Carrot – 1 medium size.
  2. Spinach – 2 to 3 leaves.
  3. Lemon Juice – 1 to 2 Table spoons.
  4. Honey – 1 Spoon.

Procedure:

  1. Take a mixer and add spinach leaves and carrot to it and grind them to make very fine juice.
  2. A little of water can also added.
  3. Do not try to separate the juice and the pulp, as the fiber will be lost.
  4. Now take this juice in a glass and add lemon juice to it.
  5. Now add honey and mix well.

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Nutritional Values:

  1. Carrots are excellent for the eyes. Carrots contain large quantities of vitamin A, in the form of beta carotene. Carrot juice has anti-carcinogen properties. Beta carotene is an anti-oxidant, and thus it prevents cell degeneration. Anti-oxidants also slow down the ageing process.
  2. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, It is a rich source of vitamin A, C, E and K. It is a source of folic acid and a very good source of Calcium an Iron.
  3. Lemon is a citrus fruit and is a very good source of Vitamin C
  4. Honey is a mixture of sugars, used as an sweetening agent here. It provides the necessary carbohydrate.
  5. Having this juice daily will help reducing the abdominal gastric pain immediately, and will slowly reduce the problem of gastritis.

 

This can be taken as a supplement to coffee and tea. This juice can be taken in the evenings or in the mornings.

 

 

Pineapple & Orange Salad

 

Ingredients:

  1. Pineapple – Finely chopped pineapple of about ½ a cup.
  2. Orange – Half a fruit.
  3. Honey – 2 Table spoons.

 

Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl and add finely chopped pine apple pieces.
  2. Now take the orange, clean it to remove the external peel and the seeds in the oranges.
  3. Make small pieces of oranges and add to the bowl.
  4. Now add honey if required.
  5. For additional taste, 4 table spoons of orange juice can be added.
  6. Now mix this well to make all the ingredients combine well and serve.

 

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Nutritional Values:

  1. Orange is a citrus fruit containing all the required dietary fiber in it.
  2. Pineapple contains proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which breaks down protein. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B1 in it.
  3. Honey is a mixture of sugars, used as an sweetening agent here. It provides the necessary carbohydrate.

 

This is a very simple and easily made salad. It can be taken along with meal, or as an evening salad. This provides all the required fiber and reduces the indigestion in the body. If taken daily, this will definitely cure gastritis.

 

 

 


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