Many people mistakenly believe that they often start to visit the toilet simply because of the large amount of juice. In fact, a huge berry cleanses the body and removes toxins along with excess water.
The fruit contains a large amount of amino acids, vitamins and minerals necessary for the human body. Is watermelon useful for gastritis, if after eating juicy pulp appears heaviness and even pain in the stomach. How to eat it properly in order to benefit and not harm yourself, especially with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract - the gastrointestinal tract.
Useful properties of watermelon
Watermelon treats gastritis, while at the same time giving pleasure from eating a delicious dish. With uncontrolled consumption of berries in large quantities, healthy and tasty pulp can cause an exacerbation of the disease. A fruit grown with chemicals causes poisoning even in healthy people. You should choose the right, eat moderate and watermelon will be an additional medicine for the stomach, sick with gastritis. The benefits of the fetus in a large number of minerals and macronutrients contained in it:
The lycopene contained in the watermelon significantly reduces the risk of heart and vascular diseases. Magnesium is essential for normal bowel function. When it enters the stomach, the juice envelops the walls, relieves inflammation of the mucous membrane and extinguishes heartburn.
In addition to minerals, the berry contains:
Amino acids carry beneficial substances, contribute to the healing of damaged tissues. Fiber has a soft, easily processed form. Antioxidants help cleanse the blood. The sweetness of watermelon from the fructose it contains. It is much better than glucose is absorbed by the body and restores energy. As a result, the digestive tract, kidneys, and gall bladder are cleaned. Together with the juice, toxins are washed out, excess fluid is removed from the tissues. Puffiness goes away regardless of the cause of its formation.
How much watermelon can you eat with gastritis
With gastritis, it is important to remember about proper nutrition in small portions 5-6 times a day. The body receives beneficial substances throughout the day without irritating the mucous membrane. In the stomach, inflammation decreases when consumed at a time less than 200 grams of pulp. Eat 3-4 times a day. You should start with portions from 80 g, gradually increasing the rate. The diseased organ must get used to the seasonal product. Regardless of acidity, the rate of use is the same.
Watermelon juice contains acids, including:
They increase the concentration of acids in the gastric juice. With gastritis, they can help improve food processing. A large number will provoke an exacerbation. In the period of exacerbation, it is better to limit it to a decoction of watermelon peels. They are cut, dried and simmered over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes. The warm composition is filtered. Take half a glass before meals. The liquid should be at room temperature. The broth contains all macro - microelements and amino acids. The composition of vitamins is less than in the pulp, but enough to ensure the activity of the body during exacerbation of gastritis, when other fruits and berries are contraindicated. A decoction of watermelon peels is taken as an additional tool in the treatment of gastritis, especially during the acute phase.
Proper berry intake
Already the first slice of watermelon in the mouth activates the production of enzymes for its processing. The level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach rises sharply. Folic and ascorbic acid contained in the product are added to it. If there is a watermelon on an empty stomach, then it is possible to provoke an exacerbation from the action of aggressive fluid on the walls. Berry is better to use as a dessert, 30 to 40 minutes after a meal. With gastritis with low acidity, you can eat watermelon 15 minutes before meals during the day. Serving should not exceed 100 gr. Then the acid from the berry helps process incoming food. Juice moves it through the intestines. Breakfast with watermelon is not recommended even with very low acidity.
Juice envelops the walls, soothes irritated mucous membranes and promotes the healing of damaged tissues. This happens if the portion of pulp is less than 200 gr. A large amount of food overflows the stomach and releases hydrochloric acid into the esophagus. Heartburn can be avoided only by moderate consumption of watermelon. Ascorbic acid is a source of energy. It increases the protective functions of the body, resistance to viruses and bacteria, helps to eliminate toxins. Folic acid is especially needed for pregnant women, as well as women suffering from infertility. When and how much watermelon can be eaten, especially with a sick stomach, is determined by the doctor.
Watermelon with gastritis with high acidity
When overeating, the stomach overflows with juice. Fiber needs processing. An excess of acids is formed. With a pleasant medicine, watermelon turns into poison. Excess fluid is released into the esophagus, irritating it. Even a healthy person feels heaviness, heartburn. The inflamed mucosa is irritated, wounds appear, gastritis passes into the acute phase and ulcer. The constant provocation of the disease in large portions of watermelon can lead to malignant tumors.
Watermelon cleanses the body of toxins well, removes toxins, excess fluid without loading the kidneys. To cleanse the body, consuming only berries for several days, is harmful even to a healthy person. A large load on the liver and pancreas provokes a disease in these organs. People suffering from gastritis need to eat berries, strictly observing the dosage and combining with the intake of other foods.
A small percentage of people suffer from allergies and can not tolerate watermelon, or rather the components contained in it. Symptoms of this appear approximately 15 to 30 minutes after eating:
- Heaviness in the stomach after a small lobule.
- Stomach upset.
You should stop eating watermelon and check with an allergist, gastroenterologist.
How to choose the right watermelon
A healthy berry turns into poison if it is grown using chemicals. In addition to widely known nitrates, it contains substances that accelerate plant growth. For the human body, these are strong toxins that cause poisoning, decomposition of the liver and destroy other internal organs. Among the early berries sold on the market, the presence of poisoned synthetic growth accelerators is the majority. Depending on the area of growth, the normal ripening period of watermelon is August - September. It is impossible to accelerate the ripening of a crop by growing it through seedlings. Transplant can withstand less than 1% of plants. The lashes spread several meters; it is not profitable to grow watermelon in greenhouses.
The tail of the ripened fetus remains juicy. It begins to dry a few days after the harvest. A berry with a thin crust does not crack when pressed. These are mainly early and medium grades. It is possible to determine ripeness externally by a bright spot on the side. This "lying" - the place where the surface touches the berries of the earth. It begins to lighten when the fruit ripens. If you cut a watermelon and saw a red pulp and not ripened white seeds, then it is impossible. The fruits are brought in green and pricked with urea. During the night, the berry blushes inside. Do this in order to save transportation costs. Ripe juicy fruit is fragile. It bursts during transportation if it has been laid in more than 3-4 layers. A quality watermelon is beneficial. A fetus poisoned by chemistry is not only a health hazard.
Advice! Do not buy watermelon that is sold earlier than ripening.
What is the value?
What berry is the leader in the content of vitamins E, B, beta-carotene? That's right, watermelon. And he is rich in fructose, which has a beneficial effect on the stomach.
The most important rule of use is as follows. Do not start the morning with a watermelon, do not eat it on an empty stomach. Its composition includes many healing elements. And at the same time, eating on an empty stomach can cause irritation. Another thing is when the patient eats a couple of slices after a hearty breakfast or a hearty dinner.
If there is a need to clean the kidneys, you should also look at the watermelon. The berry has a strong diuretic effect. Pay particular attention to the flesh. It should be bright red. The use of that part of the watermelon, which is closer to the peel, is avoided in every possible way. To do this, the flesh is cut, but not close to the green layer. Then the benefit will be maximum.
Another plus of the striped fruit is that it is digested in record time. So, you can not worry about the additional load on the digestive tract. It is really easy to cope with problems when you eat watermelon with gastritis with high acidity.
How much watermelon to eat at a time?
Watermelon is considered one of the largest berries in the world. And he has a beneficial effect on the mucosa when the diagnosis of gastritis is made. But, like any other wholesome food, it can harm if abused. To avoid this, avoid overeating. Otherwise, bloating will begin, a feeling of heaviness will appear. The most reasonable dosage is 2 wedges. In this case, the berry will be an ideal assistant in the treatment.
Certain prohibitions on eating watermelon apply when a person has problems with urine outflow. Another contraindication is kidney stones. The berry provokes their movement along the ureters - and severe pain can not be avoided. The same can be said about colitis, diarrhea. The consequences of eating striped fruits will be unpleasant.
Should I give a watermelon to young children? Only if the child is already 2 years old. Otherwise, the body simply can not cope with the bacteria. The permissible norm at the age of 3-6 years is 150 grams. The berry is bought in a safe place, with the guarantee that it does not contain chemicals.
In what form to use?
We figured out whether it is possible to eat watermelon for gastritis, how many slices are allowed to eat. However, this is not all. Watermelon lovers find it difficult to resist the temptation to eat more than 2 slices during the day. You can try to trick the body and offer it ... healing broth. If the watermelon peels are properly prepared, the drink turns out to be tasty and nutritious.
Of course, no one is going to eat crusts in their raw form. First, they are thoroughly dried, cut into small pieces and poured into boiling water. The mixture must be boiled for half an hour. And then give her a good brew. The finished drug is filtered and drunk in a glass.
Pay attention - this is important! Drinking the entire portion at once is undesirable. It is better to divide the daily dosage by four times. Exposure to the decoction will be more effective. A drink made from watermelon peels perfectly normalizes digestion, reduces inflammation of the mucous membrane.
How to choose a delicious fruit?
We go to the market to select and buy a healthy watermelon. Striped sides and rounded shapes beckon, but you should definitely not be tempted with berries at the beginning of summer. Early ripening is the surest sign that chemicals were used in the cultivation. There is no need to even talk about minimal benefits. Moreover, one watermelon slice with nitrates is able to send a person to a hospital bed. Unfortunately, such cases are not alone and are constantly recorded throughout the spring-summer.
In no case do not buy watermelons that:
- Sold in June-July.
- Implemented without relevant documents.
- They have characteristic “padded” sides.
- They were incised by the implementer, the damage was visible to the naked eye.
It is not difficult to check the maturity of the fetus. Tap lightly on it or squeeze it with your hands. The ripe berry begins to make specific crunchy sounds. Do not be afraid - it will not crack in your hands if you press lightly.
How to check if the product contains nitrates? After cutting a small slice, place it in a glass of water. Is it still transparent? Congratulations - you managed to buy a “clean” berry. Has the fluid turned pink or even turned red? The product will have to be thrown away, as it contains many dyes and harmful additives.
Another proven way is to make a cut on the fetus. A “good” berry has sugar granules; a “bad” one does not. Yellow furrows indicate the content of impurities. Do not buy products along the road - this applies to watermelons, apples, pears, cherries, and other berries. Being near the highway, they absorb toxins in a few minutes. It is better to shop at one proven place in the market or at the supermarket.
Stomach ache after a watermelon - why?
Almost all the troubles associated with pain after taking watermelon are due to uncontrolled eating of the product. It is difficult to stop on 2 slices, and a healthy person often eats 4-5 or more pieces. The pulp has the ability to quickly stretch the body. With gastritis, the mucous membrane is inflamed, the irritation is even stronger. Eat watermelon correctly - and such situations do not threaten you.
Is it possible to eat watermelon with gastritis
Watermelon is a fairly neutral food product, so it can be used as food, regardless of whether the level of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice and in the contents of other parts of the intestine is high or low. It does not stimulate increased production and secretion of hydrochloric acid and does not apply to strictly forbidden food products for gastritis. Nutritionists and gastroenterologists give the following recommendations for the use of this berry:
- Servings of berries should not exceed 150-200 g, which corresponds to the physiological volumes of the stomach. Otherwise, unpleasant sensations such as heaviness in the abdomen and even pain may occur. These symptoms occur as a result of overstretching of the inflamed walls of the stomach.
- Watermelon should not be cold. Prior to use, the berry must be kept warm, enough for 15-20 minutes for the product to warm. This is necessary to avoid reflex spasm of the muscle layer of the stomach.
- Eat only fresh berries.
Important! In the chronic course of gastritis, watermelon is allowed for use, but in a limited amount, and with an exacerbation of its use, it is better to refrain. You can eat watermelon at least daily, but do not forget that the portion size should be small.
Melon with gastroduodenitis also requires the use of small volumes of berries, while it is best to eat melon an hour before meals, as an aperitif.
The benefits and harms of watermelon
In the summer, watermelon attracts not only with its taste and freshness, but also with positive effects that affect the health of the body. The benefits and harms of berries are ambiguous, which requires an individual approach to solving the problem.
This berry has a number of useful substances and has the following properties:
- Folic and pantothenic acids, which affect the improvement of intestinal microflora and treat dysbiosis, as well as accelerate metabolic and metabolic processes in the body.
- Natural diuretic with pronounced effect. The diuretic effect helps to actively remove metabolic products and waste products from the body, which improves the general condition of the body.
- Natural preparation for pregnancy. Folic acid prevents the development of congenital malformations of the fetus, neural tube defects and is a preventive measure for the development of a child’s gastrointestinal tract diseases in the future. Reduces the risk of developing genetic abnormalities (Down syndrome).
- The ionic composition of the berry is rich in trace elements such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and iron, which actively support the physiological functioning of the cardiovascular system. Reduces the risk of developing atherosclerosis.
- Good in the fight against overweight and obesity.
Eating a berry can also have negative aspects, which are the following aspects:
- Large volumes of watermelon eaten lead to overstretching of the walls of the stomach, which are already inflamed, which can cause the following symptoms: a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen, belching, dryness and bitterness in the mouth and other dysfunctional disorders in the work of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
- Watermelon is a fairly high-calorie food product due to the large amount of fructose and other sugars that make up its composition. A large amount of watermelon eaten can lead to the development of a hyperglycemic state with insufficient pancreatic insulin production.
- In the period of exacerbation of gastritis, the berry stimulates the taste buds, which leads to a decrease in the pH of the gastric juice and an increase in the acidity of the gastric contents. For this reason, in the phase of exacerbation of gastritis, watermelon should be excluded from the diet.
Precautions and contraindications
Exacerbation of chronic gastritis is accompanied by a pronounced inflammatory process in the mucous membrane of the stomach wall, which leads to an increase in the entire reflex activity of the upper digestive tract. It is in the acute phase that it is easiest to provoke an increase in the symptoms of gastritis and cause a progression of the disease. Therefore, it is important to exclude all food products that could potentially provoke the progression of the clinical manifestations of gastritis. Watermelon also belongs to such products. Despite all its positive aspects, at the time of exacerbation of chronic gastritis, the use of berries can lead to deterioration and negative consequences. There are no expressed contraindications to the use of watermelon, only relative.
The following diseases of the digestive system are a contraindication to consuming large portions of watermelon: reduced acidity of gastric juice, peptic ulcer, erosive gastritis, gastroduodenitis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, and also diabetes mellitus. The situation is complicated especially during the period of exacerbation of these pathological conditions.
What to look for when choosing a watermelon
It is better not to buy a watermelon at the very beginning of the season, since the risk of buying an unripe berry, containing a large amount of nitrates, is quite high. About the ripeness of a watermelon can say, both its slice and appearance. Ripe watermelon always has a pronounced green pattern and has a booming sound when tapped.
Features of use
At home, before drinking, it is best to check the watermelon for nitrate content. To do this, place the cut piece of pulp in a glass of water, in the presence of nitrates, the water will turn pink or red. The best railing for buying watermelons is August and September. Remember, the most important thing with the correct use of watermelon and melon for gastritis is a small portion.
Bright, ripe and juicy. The largest berry on the planet. Or just a watermelon. A storehouse of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial acids. The use of the product has a beneficial effect on the human body as a whole:
- slags and toxins are removed,
- immunity is strengthened
- kidneys are cleansed
- kidney disease prevention,
- the body is saturated with vitamins A, B and C,
- blood sugar levels stabilize,
- the body is saturated with potassium, phosphorus, magnesium,
- gallbladder function improves
- extra pounds are not added,
- metabolism is accelerated
- the cardiovascular system is strengthened,
- helps men with infertility
- skin condition improves
- excess water is discharged,
- during pregnancy positively affects the development of the fetus and the well-being of the mother.
There are many diets that include fasting watermelon days, since this berry does not affect the figure. It is worth noting that any dish that includes this healthy product will a priori be low-calorie and will suit a person with gastritis or an ulcer. This is a rather useful and versatile berry, so you should not neglect it even during the illness.
Choosing the Right Watermelon
The beneficial effect of healthy berries on the body is possible only if it is ripe, fresh and grown without the addition of GMOs. As a rule, they appear on store shelves in early autumn. Finding the “right” watermelon is easy, you just have to adhere to the basic rules for finding it.
A product is grown without GMO if:
- when pressed, the crust bursts,
- in the yard the end of August or the beginning of September,
- the flesh is bright red and without yellow veins,
- large saccharines are visible on the pulp,
- water does not turn red (you need to drop a slice of berries in a glass of water), but it becomes slightly cloudy.
How to eat
Now, when a ripe watermelon is found, the question arises: how to eat it right? Rather, how to eat a berry with a stomach ulcer, so that it only benefits the body?
Experts advise against leaning on a watermelon. The use of a large amount of this berry (more than 1 kg. At a time) entails heaviness in the stomach, stretching of its walls, irritation of the mucosa and even exacerbation of inflammation.
All this invariably leads to the resumption of pain and discomfort in the abdomen. In other cases, if there is a product, for example, several slices a day, it will favorably affect the work of the digestive tract and other body systems.
Watermelon in violation of the digestive tract
When abnormalities in the digestive tract are detected, a strict diet is prescribed. Doctors insist on the exclusion from the diet, at least for the first 6 months, of salty, sweet and fatty foods, various fruits and berries. Because any negative effect on the stomach can lead to exacerbation of inflammation and the resumption of pain.
Many people neglect the disease and strict diet and try to find out from doctors, friends or on the Internet whether it is possible to watermelon with a stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Of course, it is not easy to control yourself when all your favorite dishes are excluded from the diet at once (and just such ones are excluded). However, you need to have willpower and remember that the sooner you consult a doctor for help, the more strictly you treat your diet, the faster you will get rid of disturbances in the digestive tract.
When is it better to refuse a watermelon
Watermelon is prohibited during the treatment of inflammation of the digestive tract. Like many other fruits and berries, it is rich in vitamin C. In large quantities, this vitamin is not able to have the most beneficial effect on the inflamed gastric mucosa: irritate it. This, in turn, leads to complications, pain, or even bleeding. That is why the first time you should not use watermelon for gastritis.
The use of a large amount of watermelon (1 kg. Or more) leads to stretching of the walls of the stomach, which causes additional discomfort in patients with gastritis or an ulcer. In addition, a large amount of fiber and plant matter can cause irritation in the inflamed areas of the mucosa. Therefore, it is extremely important to be aware of these consequences and be able to avoid them.
In addition, it is sometimes very difficult to find the “right” berry. And buying a product grown unnaturally, there is a risk of complicating the work of the digestive tract, even in the stage of remission of the disease.
When consuming an excessive amount of berry or if it is carried away during an exacerbation, the following negative consequences of consuming watermelon are possible:
- After overeating watermelon, a large amount of bile acid is released into the esophagus, it causes pain, bitterness in the mouth, belching and other unpleasant symptoms.
- Infection from the stomach can spread to nearby organs, such as the pancreas. Adverse bacteria multiply too quickly and take over new territories. Overeating entails the creation of a favorable environment for the propagation of pathogenic bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori.
- A large amount of hydrochloric acid formed in the stomach after overeating watermelon or other berries and fruits leads to an increase in minor damage to the walls - erosion. Such an increase threatens the appearance of an ulcer.
How and how much to use
The product is especially useful when remission occurs. At this time, it is allowed to eat the product 2-3 slices several times a week after the main meal. Berry juice removes the symptoms of inflammation and weakness, lowers the temperature. Thus, you can eat watermelon with peptic ulcer and gastritis, but carefully.
Since watermelon has useful vitamins and minerals, the use of it in small quantities has a restoring and regenerating effect on the gastric mucosa and the digestive tract as a whole. During the period of remission, this useful berry saturates the body not only with vitamins and minerals, but also with useful antioxidants.
In addition, fructose is contained in watermelon instead of glucose. And with gastritis, it is fructose that is easier to digest. It also normalizes blood sugar.
In addition, a small amount of watermelon is especially useful for women with gastritis, during lactation and in the first trimester of pregnancy:
- support for fetal development and health,
- cleansing the mother’s body of toxins and sand,
- improves skin condition
- relieves swelling.
However, in the later stages of pregnancy, you should use the product with extreme caution, as this can lead to general discomfort and difficulty urinating.
You can eat watermelon with gastritis and with high and low acidity. In any case, this berry should not be completely excluded from your diet. It is only necessary to consult a doctor regarding the correct dosage and time of its use.
Watermelon with gastrointestinal diseases in remission can be eaten. It is only necessary to observe 4 basic rules:
- no more than 200 g at a time (2-3 slices),
- only after the main meal,
- during remission of inflammation,
- the pulp should not be cold.
Watermelon should be eaten with caution, not only for violations of the digestive tract (with a duodenal ulcer or stomach, gastritis, etc.), but even in their absence. The content of a large number of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants makes the berry extremely useful for the whole body. The work of the stomach and kidneys is being established, the walls of blood vessels are being strengthened, the body is being cleansed of harmful substances. Watermelon is also useful for women in early pregnancy.
In case of gastrointestinal tract disorders (gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, pancreatitis, etc.), watermelon should be used carefully, since the content of a large amount of vitamin C can negatively affect the stomach. Overeating this berry threatens the resumption of pain and discomfort in the abdomen. However, if you follow simple rules for use and choice, you can avoid many negative consequences.
Is it possible to watermelon?
Of course, the diet for gastritis, especially at first, is very strict. But this does not mean that due to problems with the stomach, all other organs should also suffer due to a lack of vitamins and minerals. Therefore, even with inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach, patients are allowed to consume a number of fruits in small amounts, which include a little rough fiber and acids, including watermelons. But the abuse of permitted products can cause another exacerbation of the disease, and therefore, when using them, you need to know the measure and be able to tell yourself enough in time.
Attention! A sufficient amount of vitamins helps to accelerate the regeneration of damaged tissues and restore the whole body.
So, with gastritis, you can eat watermelon. But if you immediately destroy a kilogram of pulp, avoid unpleasant consequences such as heaviness in the stomach or even the resumption of pain, is unlikely to succeed. It will be much more correct to use only 2-3 slices of this treat daily. In this case, it not only does not harm the body, but also helps it recover, because the watermelon has a number of useful properties.
Important: do not think about whether it is possible to watermelon with gastritis with high or, conversely, low acidity, since a small amount of pulp of this berry is not contraindicated in either case.
Fruit lovers can be advised to include in their diet another product no less useful for the body - banana. In general, it, like watermelon, can be useful in gastritis, however, there are a number of nuances in its use, which can be found in the article: Gastritis and bananas: how compatible are they?
What is the use of watermelon?
The berry contains a large number of useful vitamins, minerals, as well as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron, sodium. The sweetness of watermelon is explained by the fructose content, so the pulp is easily digested even in a sick gastrointestinal tract.
Watermelon is useful not only because it has a diuretic effect, it contains strong antioxidants. These are the same substances that are necessary for the male sex, if specialists diagnosed infertility. Moreover, they protect the human body from the negative effects of free radicals.
Positive properties of watermelon:
- The berry has a beneficial effect on the digestive system. It includes folic and pantothenic acid, they improve the condition of the intestinal flora and contribute to accelerated metabolic processes. This is important, especially with the development of gastritis, watermelon is one of the components of the diet, as it helps the digestion process.
- Culture removes toxins and toxic substances from the body, against which the general condition of the body improves. Due to the low calorie content of the product, a person does not gain excess weight, but after consuming watermelon, a feeling of fullness of the stomach remains. Berry can be eaten even by children and women with gastritis, during breastfeeding.
- Watermelon helps to strengthen the work of the cardiovascular system due to the fact that it contains not only vitamins, but also other useful trace elements. Among these are magnesium, potassium, and iron. And fiber, which is part of the berry helps fight atherosclerosis. Magnesium improves the functioning of the kidneys, which prevents the appearance of stones.
- Watermelon has a positive effect on the liver and kidneys. Due to the low content of acid and salt, and vice versa, a large amount of alkali, the product has not only a diuretic, but also a choleretic effect.
- Watermelon contributes to the normal metabolism, saturates the body with B vitamins. Its unique composition positively affects all metabolic processes that occur in the human body. Reducing acidity is also a merit of watermelon. Many qualified doctors recommend using this culture to patients diagnosed with acidosis and gout.
All of these properties make watermelon an indispensable product for gastritis. You should not refuse it, it is enough to follow the doctor’s instructions, do not overeat, this is more true for children. If you follow simple rules, you can avoid exacerbation of pathological processes.
Now a person knows that the flesh of a berry is not only pleasant to eat, but also healthy. Watermelon peels also have healing properties, they help reduce the development of the inflammatory process in the stomach.
To prepare the medicine you need to prepare:
Dry the crusts, grind to a powder, brew with hot water 5 tbsp. l., leave to simmer for 30 minutes. While the mixture is warming, it should be constantly stirred, and then left for 1 hour in heat. When the medicine is infused, it should be filtered, well filtered and taken to the patient every time before eating 1 tbsp.
With gastritis, doctors recommend their patients to eat often and in small portions. Therefore, the patient drinks 5–6 tbsp per day. a decoction made from watermelon peels.
Basic rules for choosing a watermelon
It is important not only to follow the doctor's recommendations regarding the use of berry pulp. You need to know how to choose the right watermelon, as the product contains a large amount of nitrates. And they can negatively affect the state of the digestive system, which already has problems.
Useful selection recommendations:
- You should not buy watermelons before August or September. It is during this period that they ripen naturally, therefore they do not contain nitrates. If the first berries appeared on the shelves in July, then unscrupulous farmers used chemicals to grow the crop.
- A ripe watermelon that does not contain nitrates, cracking when squeezed.
- You can conduct a small experiment. If you drop a piece of watermelon pulp into the water, you will notice some changes. In the case of a product that has matured naturally, the water will become slightly cloudy, but it will not change its color. If the berry is filled with chemicals, the liquid will change color.
- The naturalness of the product can also be determined by its slice. Sugar grains remain on the pulp of an ideal watermelon, while the streaks are almost invisible. If they are too thick, yellow, there is no doubt that large doses of chemicals were used to grow this product.
These simple rules will help you choose a real and tasty watermelon, which does not harm, but rather positively affects the condition of the gastrointestinal tract.
Gastritis is one of the serious and unpleasant diseases of the stomach. There are enough reasons for the development of pathology, do not wait for complications, it is better to visit a doctor after the first signs. He will tell not only how to treat the disease, but also give useful tips regarding a nutritious diet, which includes watermelon.
Thus, it has already become unambiguously clear that watermelon for gastritis is not only possible, but also useful. But, after eating the sweet pulp, do not rush to throw away the crusts, because they can also be useful in treating inflammation in the stomach.
To prepare a healing product, you need to dry and chop the watermelon peels. About 5 tbsp. l the resulting powder is dipped in 1 liter of boiling water and allowed to simmer for 30 minutes. During all this time, the broth should be stirred periodically, and then left to infuse for an hour in a warm place. Filter the prepared infusion, filter and take 1 glass before each meal, and given that with gastritis you need to eat fractionally and often, the total amount of broth taken per day can reach 5-6 glasses.
How to choose a watermelon?
Of course, it is very important to be able to choose the right watermelon, since a fetus containing an overestimated amount of nitrates can dramatically worsen a healthy person's condition, so what about gastritis patients? Here are a few recommendations to help you choose the right fetus.
Fruit for gastritis
To alleviate the inflammatory process in the stomach cavity during an exacerbation of gastritis or to accelerate the recovery of a chronic form, the exclusion of fruits that are not suitable for the acidity of the patient will help. We will analyze the popular fruits of our region.
Watermelon is allowed for any acidity of the stomach, but it can be eaten with some restrictions. By virtue of its composition, the berry does not have a significant effect on the production of hydrochloric acid, therefore, nutritionists do not attribute it to prohibitive products.
However, watermelon with excessive consumption fills the cavity of the stomach, which causes discomfort and a feeling of constriction in the abdomen. Therefore, eating a watermelon to this state is not recommended. Its pulp stretches the walls of the stomach, which contributes to additional trauma and usually causes the resumption of pain.
Watermelon is used taking into account the recommendations:
- Fragrant berry can be eaten in small portions. 1-2 slices will be more beneficial than half a watermelon at a time,
- Watermelon should always be fresh and not contain nitrates.
- It is unacceptable to eat watermelon cold.
Thanks to the fiber included in its composition, the body is effectively cleaned naturally. Watermelon enhances intestinal motility and the work of the gall bladder, which favorably affects the general condition of the patient.
For patients with high acidity, grapes are prohibited products. Taboo is associated with a large amount of acid in sweet berries, which increases the acidity in the gastric juice. Saying "no" is recommended for patients with low acid production during exacerbation, as well as with erosive gastritis.
The ban is due to the fact that grapes contribute to the appearance of nausea, vomiting, flatulence. Such symptoms are associated with poor absorption and prolonged digestion of the fruit.
Grapes can be the culprit of severe pain in the stomach and intestines. The thick peel in some varieties causes fermentation, which only exacerbates the disease.
Is it possible to eat grapes so sick at all? Grapes are recommended for juice. In addition to the gentle action, the sweet drink has a bactericidal, calming and anti-inflammatory effect.
Grapes in the form of juice:
- effectively restores acid-base balance,
- eliminates stool disorders caused by gastritis,
- reduces the feeling of heaviness after eating.
With caution, you should eat grapes and drink juice from it for patients with diabetes.
With increased acidity, the main criterion for choosing fruits is sweetness and antiseptic effect. But what fruits for gastritis are allowed to be included in the diet menu for such patients, if they have a strong antibacterial property against a background of sour taste. These products include lemon and all other citrus fruits.
Gastroenterologists do not advise eating lemon with erosive gastritis and during an exacerbation of any form of gastric pathology.
Sour juice has an irritating effect on the walls of the stomach and does not contribute to recovery. But if there is no exacerbation, then lemon or juice from it can be combined with honey and olive oil - this is an effective natural medicine.
But lemon for patients with low acidity is necessary, since its acid has a stimulating effect on the secretion of the stomach. And do not be surprised when a person is able to eat lemon even without sugar with great appetite. Since such patients usually have a problem with the digestibility of nutrients, lemon and juice from it restores the full digestion process.
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Lemon is recommended for patients with low acidity to eat half an hour before meals. This will enhance the production of hydrochloric acid. But the taboo on a lemon with low acidity is also imposed with a strong inflammatory process.
This fruit has valuable pulp, but bananas for gastritis against the background of high acidity are used carefully. This is especially true for pathology with erosive gastritis. But for patients with low hydrochloric acid, it is recommended to eat them half an hour before meals.
Apples for gastritis
But apples are necessary for patients with gastritis. Having a large number of beneficial substances in the composition, they strengthen the immune system, which is important for recovery. In order for apples with gastritis to have a healing effect, it is better for patients with high acidity to choose sweet fruits, and with low production of gastric juice - acidic green.
Pear for gastritis
Pear fruit with erosive gastritis, or during an exacerbation, is excluded from the diet menu. It refers to indigestible products. You can enter this fruit on the menu if there are no main symptoms of the disease.
For patients with anacid gastritis, plums should be very carefully eaten, since the acid in them can cause an exacerbation of the disease.
But for patients with suppressed gastric secretion, plums are considered a life-saving product. A large number of vitamins, trace elements, fruit acid and dietary fiber are a natural medicine for them.
Even healthy people can use melon only as an independent dish, since it is not compatible with any type of product. Otherwise, melon can cause a feeling of heaviness in the stomach. Nutritionists have no consensus on patients with gastritis. Therefore, in the absence of pain symptoms, you can eat only a few pieces.
There is no ban on fruits such as peaches, but they should be consumed in moderation. They contain acids in their pulp. A combination of peaches with other products in cooking will help not cause an exacerbation.
Cauliflower and Broccoli
Cauliflower and broccoli are considered a very valuable dietary product. The presence of vitamin U in these varieties can accelerate the healing of erosion on the walls of the stomach. Also, broccoli in its composition has a very valuable microelement - sulforaphane, which effectively destroys pathogenic microflora in the stomach cavity. It is better to use broccoli and cauliflower in boiled or baked form.
Important! Tomatoes with increased acidity of the contents of the stomach are not recommended. A complete ban is imposed on the use of preservation containing vinegar.
Nutritionists argue that zucchini have a valuable composition. Trace elements in them allows you to restore the acid-base balance.
In raw form for patients with gastritis, zucchini is better not to eat. It is recommended to cook puree soup, caviar or casseroles from them.
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This vegetable should be included in the diet of the patient. Pumpkin contains very little fiber, it is easily absorbed by the stomach and completely eliminates the inflammatory process.
Pumpkin is very important for patients with low acidity. Low secretory function does not allow to fully absorb the group of vitamins B. Namely, this useful vitamin is present in large quantities in the delicious pulp of pumpkin.
From pumpkin juice can be prepared, which effectively lowers acidity, enhances gastric motility and intestinal motility. Mashed soups and soufflés will also be very useful during exacerbations.