What to eat with stomach pain?

The best foods to eat in case of stomach pain are cooked vegetables like carrots or chayota; vegetables like ocumo, yam and squash; the fruit should preferably be cooked or roasted; chicken broth or hot soups and; easily digestible foods such as rice, toast or white bread. Foods to avoid are raw vegetables and high-fat foods, because they are more difficult to digest.
 In addition to this, lettuce, anise or chamomile tea have calming medicinal properties that help relieve stomach pain, so they can also be included in the diet.
If stomach pain takes more than 2 days to heal, it is best to consult a gastroenterologist to diagnose the cause of the pain, which may be associated with gastritis, a stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, anxiety, or side effects. of medicines, for example, having to be treated properly.

What to eat

The foods that must be eaten during stomach pain must be easy to digest and low in fat, thus preventing food from spending a long time in the stomach and worsening discomfort, these are: 
·         Fruits in general , in some people acidic fruits can cause reflux or pain when consuming them, in these cases they should be avoided. It can include jam or compotes as long as it is 100% fruit and without sugar;
·         Vegetables in general , being able to use cooked and skinless legumes during periods of crisis and pain, as they are easier to digest, such as zucchini, eggplant, carrot, spinach, chard, green beans;
·         Low-fat meats , such as chicken, turkey, and fish, preferably grilled, roasted, or cooked;
·         Milk and derivatives such  as yogurt must be skimmed;
·         Carbohydrates , in times of crisis, whole foods should be avoided, being able to consume white rice, pasta, sweet potatoes and potatoes, because they are easier to digest;
·         Teas  like chamomile;
·         Decaffeinated coffee ;
·         White cheeses such  as ricotta or light curd;
·         Olive oil raw and in small quantities;
·         Natural condiments  like fine herbs, garlic, onion, parsley, coriander, mustard.
During a stomach ache, the ideal is to prepare the food with a softer consistency like puree and the meat can be prepared ground. In the case of fruits and vegetables, they should be eaten cooked and skinless, so that the stomach works as little as possible and relieves the discomfort. 

What not to eat with stomach pain

Although stomach pain decreases appetite, it is important to eat small, frequent meals every 3 hours, as staying long without eating can cause the stomach to release acid when empty, making the pain worse. 
When there is pain in the stomach, it is not recommended to eat high fat foods, or consume foods that are irritating to the gastric mucosa and can aggravate any inflammation in the stomach such as:
·         Coffee, soda and caffeinated beverages like green, black and matte tea;
·         Alcoholic drinks;
·         Fried foods such as empanadas, arepas, nuggets, fries;
·         Sausages such as chorizo, mortadella, sausages, blood sausage;
·         meats 
·         Complete milk and derivatives;
·         Sugar, sweets and foods that contain it;
·         Margarine and butter.
In addition to avoiding these foods, it is also important to avoid stress and not smoke because this can worsen stomach pain. 

Sample menu for stomach pain

The table below shows a sample 3-day menu for the treatment of gastritis and ulcer:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Watermelon juice + 2 slices of bread with light cottage cheese 
1 cup of decaffeinated coffee + 2 scrambled eggs with 1 reb of white cheese + 1 cup of diced papaya
2 scrambled eggs with 1 slice of bread + 1 cooked apple
Morning snack
1 cooked apple + 5 pcs of almonds
1 pc medium banana, crushed
1 cooked pear
Lunch dinner
4 tablespoons of rice + 1 chicken breast in strips + 1 cup of carrot and cooked green beans + 1 tsp of olive oil
1 wheel of oven-roasted fish with potato, tomato, onion and a little olive oil
1 turkey breast + 1/2 cup of natural mashed potatoes + 1/2 cup of zucchini, onion, carrot and cooked eggplant sauteed in a little olive oil
Afternoon snack
Plain yogurt + 1 teaspoon honey + 1/2 sliced ​​banana
Papaya smoothie with skim milk + 1 packet of soda cracker
Decaffeinated coffee + 1 slice of bread with light cottage cheese and a boiled egg

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