Treating the Fire in Your Gut

Gastritis is a painful condition where the lining of your stomach becomes inflamed or damaged from stomach acid. Avoid the following items that may add fuel to this fire.


Ibuprofen Long-term use of ibuprofen, aspirin and NSAIDs can thin out the lining of your stomach.


Alcohol Excessive drinking (qualified as more than 3 drinks a day for women) can irritate and erode stomach lining.


Stress The body produces gastritis-causing acid in response to stress.


Coffee is acidic, which irritates gastritis. Carbonated drinks and fruit juices may also have a similar effect.


To ease the symptoms of gastritis, consider incorporating foods from the chart below into your diet.