Diet for H. Pylori: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that colonizes the mucosa of the gut. This bacterium is found in the stomachs of millions of people worldwide and is associated with many gastroduodenal diseases, such as peptic and gastric ulcers. In some people, infection with H. pylori leads to stomach cancer. [1]

If you are diagnosed with H. pylori, it should not scare you. Around two-thirds of the world’s population has H. pylori. [2] Of these, most do not go on to develop ulcers or other unpleasant H. pylori symptoms.

Pylori infection can be gotten from food, water, and other contaminated food items. While it is more common in communities that lack access to clean water and proper sanitation, even people in communities that do not lack these things can get it. It can also be transmitted via saliva and body fluids. Most people get it during childhood.

Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat H. pylori. It can be hard to treat, but strict adherence to your treatment regimen can help get rid of the infection. Diet also plays an important role in managing the infection. Read on to find out foods you should eat more of or avoid if you have H. pylori.

Foods to Eat

Consider including these foods in your diet if you have H. pylori: