Foods To Avoid And Foods To Eat When You Have Gastrointestinal Problems

Sometimes, you have to know which foods to avoid not only because you want to stay healthy but also because you are experiencing digestive problems.There are several digestive problems which you may possibly suffer from.  For each one of them, you may need to avoid certain types of foods. You also have to ensure that you are eating enough essential nutrients to remain healthy and away from other diseases.

You may be feeling nauseated. For this, the Healthy Food Post recently published an article about what foods to avoid and what foods to eat when you are feeling nauseated. Read this post to address your condition. You may also be suffering from diarrhea. This may be a particularly common symptom but once left unattended, you may suffer from the grave consequences. When coupled with vomiting,  diarrhea may even become a more dangerous symptom. At this point, you have to watch out for dehydration as this other article about learning the symptoms of dehydration from the Healthy Food Post tackled.

The kind of food that you eat may be rooted on how you value your body. Do you eat just about anything when you are hungry? Or are you particular about which foods you introduce into your stomach while taking into account vitamins, minerals and potential toxins?

The first thing that you have to remember is how you should select foods to include in your diet. According to this report from, there are certain vitamins which may be great for your digestive system.

Foods To Avoid

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What are the foods to avoid when you have digestive problems?

The report states that the B vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin D are good for digestive health. The report also states that these vitamins may be beneficial because they are absorbed through the body’s digestive process which begins in the stomach and in the intestines.

Click here to read more about this report from by Karen Appold.

Dairy Products

Cheeses and milk products may be rich in calcium and several other minerals. However, in terms of digestive health, they might not be the best foods to include in your diet. This food group contains items which may be, generally, harder to digest than most other food products. When dairy products are not properly digested, this may result in gas formation and a bloated feeling. This may be particularly felt in people who are lactose intolerant. Worse, this can result in diarrhea. If you already have preexisting diarrhea from other causes, having dairy products in your diet may aggravate your condition.

If you have lactose intolerance or if you just want to avoid problems with this food group, you should be careful about how many dairy products were added into your diet. You may also want to pay attention to buying only lactose-free products.

Acidic Foods

Citrus fruits are very famous examples of acidic foods. Tomatoes or tomato sauce is another kind of food which may be considered acidic. Carbonated beverages are likewise acidic. While on a healthy person, these foods might not be harmful, people who are suffering from stomach ulcers may find that eating acidic foods can stimulate or aggravate their condition.

Even a simple stomach upset may be aggravated by eating or drinking any of these foods. In treating stomach upsets, you have to be careful about the components of foods that you will be eating. If you weren’t the one who prepared the food, it might be wise for you to ask what ingredients are included in it.

Spicy Foods

A lot of people love the effect spicy foods have. It can raise your body temperature and make you feel alert. But, eating spicy foods can also have several detrimental effects. First, eating these foods when you have reflux disease is a no-no. When previously eaten food or stomach contents are forced back up into your upper gastrointestinal system, you may feel a burning sensation. When your previously eaten food includes really spicy foods, the sensation may be doubled or even tripled. Spicy foods, themselves, may trigger reflux as they stimulate the digestive system. This makes it one of the last foods that you should eat when you are experiencing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The Healthy Food Post recently wrote about whether or not eating spicy foods is bad for the stomach. Read the article to find out more.

Fatty Foods

Another food group that stimulates that digestive system is fatty food. Your diarrhea may worsen as the movement in your lower digestive system is sped up. At the same time, fatty foods may have the opposite effect. If you are having problems with constipation, you should avoid fatty foods even if they touted as having an effect on stimulating the digestive system.

Fried foods, processed foods, artificial sweeteners and alcohol are also foods to avoid when you are having problems with your digestive system. When you think about it, most of the foods that you should avoid and that are included in this list should also be avoided when you are following a healthy diet.

Which food groups listed above are your favorites? Are you willing to give them up permanently or temporarily? Share with us some of your thoughts. Also, share this post.