Until recently, stress and diet were believed
to be major causes of ulcers. Although some lifestyle factors, such as
smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeine are still believed to contribute
to ulcer formation, the main cause of most ulcers is now thought to be
infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) a type of
bacterium that infects the stomach.
No Specific Ulcer Diet
As far as diet or diet nutrition is concerned,
there is no evidence that any specific type of diet helps to heal ulcers
more quickly. There are also no data to support use of any particular
diet to prevent ulcer formation.
Advice on Diets
Special diets or diet plans with special
diet foods are sometimes needed for particular health conditions. Ask
your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist about your personal dietary needs.
Otherwise, a balanced diet program containing foods from all the nutritional
food groups is best.