Eating certain foods, including blackberries, broccoli, and foods containing probiotics, may be helpful against ulcer-causing bacteria.
Stomach ulcers are open sores that develop within the lining of your stomach.
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, an organization of doctors who specialize in the digestive tract, there is no specific diet a person with ulcers needs to follow. Food choices don’t cause ulcers or make them worse.
According to healthline, current diet recommendations are now based on research that certain foods may have ingredients that fight against the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, a main cause of ulcers.
What to eat if you have a stomach ulcer
Since H. pylori bacteria is now known to be an important cause of ulcer formation, scientists are exploring what foods may have a role in fighting against an infection.
In addition to taking the antibiotics and acid-blocking medications recommended by your doctor for your ulcer treatment, eating these foods may also be helpful against the ulcer-causing bacteria:
10. bell peppers
13. leafy greens, such as kale and spinach
14. probiotic-rich foods, such as yogurt, kefir, miso, sauerkraut, and kombucha.
15. olive oil and other plant-based oils
18. decaffeinated green tea
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