Several factors can promote stomach aches: tobacco, medication, stress and especially diet. We give you a list of foods to avoid to avoid gastric disorders.
- To limit stomach aches, it is recommended not to eat dishes that are too hot.
- Stomach pain can also occur when a person does not chew food properly.
Certain foods are sometimes the source of stomach pain. They can cause gastroesophageal reflux, a slowing of the work of the stomach, a weakening of the lower sphincter or even heartburn. In case of digestive fragility, it is therefore better to avoid consuming these food products, which are particularly acidifying.
Fatty and spicy dishes increase the risk of acid reflux
First food to avoid: coffee. Caffeine lovers should be careful with this hot drink, which can cause significant stomach pain. Consumed in high doses, coffee proves to be aggressive for the mucous membranes of the stomach and leads to relaxation of the esophageal sphincter. Milk can also be responsible for digestive discomfort. In question ? This dairy product promotes the secretion of gastric juices.
As for delicacies, chocolate is sometimes dangerous for our stomach and our esophagus. Cocoa contains methylxanthines which weaken the resting tension of the esophageal sphincter. It is therefore not recommended to bite into a square of chocolate when you also consume coffee or milk.
Fatty dishes can cause stomach upset. This is particularly the case for charcuterie. Sausage, rosette, rillettes, or ham are very rich in salt and therefore harm the well-being of our stomach by slowing down the digestion. They can cause significant digestive pain.
If you are prone to heartburn, it is also recommended to reduce your consumption of vinegar. This condiment is particularly acidifying and damages the stomach as well as the esophagus. It is then recommended to favor olive oil better tolerated by the digestive system to season your salad.
What foods are good for the stomach?
Excessive use of spices such as turmeric or curry is also not recommended. These are sources of heat that damage the stomach. A dish that is too spicy therefore increases the risk of acidity and inflammation of the walls of the esophagus.
“Fizzy drinks are avoided because they contain gas which puts pressure on the stomach and helps relax the esophageal sphincter. However, some carbonated waters contain bicarbonate which helps buffer acidity. stir them with a spoon to release the gas”underlined Charles-Antoine Winter, dietician, to our colleagues from Top Health.
However, there are solutions to combat these stomach ailments. Several foods are known to promote the proper functioning of this organ. Ginger has a particular stimulating effect on our metabolism and protects our digestive system against acid reflux. The consumption of squash, almonds or even carrots helps to fight against gastric acidity.