Best and worst foods to eat if you have a stomach ulcer

Best and worst foods to eat if you have a stomach ulcer

While food doesn’t cause or treat ulcers, some can help you heal faster while others may worsen your pain.

Foods like yogurt, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha are rich in “good” bacteria called probiotics.

They may help ulcers by fighting infection or by helping treatment work better.

Apples, pears, oatmeal and other foods that are high in fiber are good for ulcers.

Fiber in these foods can lower the amount of acid in your stomach while easing bloating and pain.

Drinking milk can make things worse by prompting your stomach to make more acid.

If you’re prone to ulcers or have one now, it’s best to limit alcohol or avoid it altogether.

Fatty and spicy foods take longer to digest, which can lead to belly pain and bloating.

If your symptoms persist, it's best to consult a doctor.