Burning stomach pain, intolerance to fatty foods, nausea… the list of stomach ulcer symptoms is as long as it is dreadful. Stomach ulcers, or peptic ulcers, refer to the development of open sores on the upper part of the small intestine or the inside lining of the stomach.
Science may have moved on from the once-held belief that stomach ulcers are caused by stress and poor dietary choices. Only infection caused by H. pylori or long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be blamed for that. No, a crummy diet may not cause ulcers, but it has been shown to make things decidedly worse.
So, let’s look at the foods you’ll need to avoid if you’re ever going to heal that stomach ulcer.
You didn’t think that this was going to be easy, did you? Fried foods should be avoided if you’re hoping to recover from a peptic ulcer.
Fried and fatty foods take longer for the stomach to digest, leading to bloating and belly pain, and can aggravate an already stressed-out stomach. To be clear, consuming fried or fatty foods with an ulcer is nowhere near life-threatening. But it may make your symptoms a lot worse.