Diet for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic ulcer disease is a term used to describe open sores in the stomach and digestive tract. These sores can be painful, and the pain can be worse when the stomach is empty. These ulcers can lead to bleeding in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines (gastrointestinal   tract). Nutrition therapy can help ease the discomfort of peptic ulcer disease.  

GENERAL DIET GUIDELINES FOR PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE

  • Your diet should be rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It should also be low in fat.  

  • Avoid foods that can irritate your sores.  

  • Avoid foods that are not tolerated or foods that cause pain. This may be different for different people.

FOODS AND DRINKS TO AVOID

  • High-fat dairy and milk products including whole milk, cream, chocolate milk, butter, sour cream, or cream cheese.  

  • High-fat meats and poultry including hot dogs, fried meats or poultry, meats with skin, sausage, or bacon.  

  • Pepper.

  • Alcohol.

  • Chocolate. 

  • Tea, coffee, and cola (regular and caffeine).

  • Lard or hydrogenated oils such as stick margarine.  

SAMPLE MEAL PLAN

This meal plan is approximately 2000 calories based on ChooseMyPlate.gov meal planning guidelines.

Breakfast

  • ½ cup cooked oatmeal.

  • 1 cup strawberries.

  • 1 cup low-fat milk.

  • 1 oz almonds.

Snack

  • 1 cup cucumber slices.

  • 6 oz yogurt (made from low-fat or fat-free milk).

Lunch

  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread.

  • 2½ oz sliced turkey.

  • 2 tsp mayonnaise.

  • 1 cup blueberries.

  • 1 cup snap peas.

Snack

  • 6 whole-wheat crackers.

  • 1 oz string cheese.

Dinner

  • ½ cup brown rice.

  • 1 cup mixed veggies.

  • 1 tsp olive oil.

  • 3 oz grilled fish.