Do hot peppers cause stomach ulcers?
But spicy foods don't cause stomach ulcers to develop, says Griffiths. In fact, they actually help the stomach lining because capsaicin – the active component of chilli peppers – has been proven to reduce stomach acid.
Foods to limit when you have acid reflux and an ulcer
- spicy food.
- acidic foods, such as citrus and tomatoes.
- Their symptoms, such as belly pain, may come and go. Even without treatment, some ulcers will heal by themselves. Most peptic ulcers without complications heal, regardless of the cause. But an ulcer is likely to come back if you have an H. pylori infection that is not successfully treated.
- Although spicy foods are an irritant for some people with ulcers, medical professionals now place more emphasis on a high fibre diet rich in vegetables and fruits.
- Dietary Fibre & Vitamin A.
- Green Tea and Flavonoid-Rich Foods.
- Coffee and Alcohol.
- Assess Your Individual Tolerance.
- Cranberry Juice Cocktail.
- Stomach and duodenal ulcers are usually due to one of two causes: the bacterium Helicobacter pylori or nonsteroidal anti — inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. An ulcer, regardless of the cause, can cause abdominal pain, bleeding, or even cause a hole (perforation).
What are the best foods to eat if I have a stomach ulcer?
- STOMACH ULCER Treatment. You can treat ulcers.
- CUTTING DOWN ON Red Meat. Red meat can be fatty, which will make your ulcer worse.
- TASTY Alternatives.
- Fruit and vegetables.
- Slippery elm foods.
- Caffeinated foods.
- Dairy products.
- Salt and salty foods.
- The good news is that you can easily reduce these side effects by drinking less green tea, drinking a different type of green tea, drinking decaf green tea or brewing your tea less strong. If you have a peptic ulcer or an acid reflux problem, green tea can cause stomach upsets or nausea.
- The range of treatment options includes:
- Avoid spicy and sour foods until the ulcers heal.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Regularly rinse your mouth out with warm, slightly salted water.
- Keep your mouth clean.
- Take pain-relieving medication, such as paracetamol.
- Apply antiseptic gel to the ulcers.
- Use a medicated mouthwash.
- It might help for a few minutes but milk also stimulates your stomach to produce hydrochloric acid and that can make the ulcers hurt worse. You don't have to avoid milk (a serving or two a day is fine), but drinking more milk won't help the ulcer heal.
Updated: 2nd October 2019