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Peptic Ulcer Diet

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Updated May 16, 2014

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Some people who have peptic ulcers can eat whatever they want with no problems. There are other people who find that eating certain foods can cause irritation, excessive acid production, and heartburn. For them, they will want to know what foods are safe, and what foods to avoid. They need to know how to prepare foods to avoid ingredients that will cause a flare-up of their symptoms. If you are a ulcer patient and need to make some dietary changes, the following resources will get you started. There are lists of what you can eat and what you shouldn't. There are heartburn-free, ulcer-friendly recipes. There are also links to menus suggestions.

Recommended Foods
The foods listed in this table are the most common foods that are usually pretty safe for ulcer patients to eat.

Foods to be Limited
The foods listed in this table are the most common foods that can produce heartburn.

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Recipes For the Peptic Ulcer Diet
These recipes that will help ulcer-sufferers prepare food that will aide in good digestion. It isn't just the foods you select. It is also important how the foods are prepared. Categories of recipes include:

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Meal Plans for the Peptic Ulcer Diet

Weekly Menus - Index
These charts are arranged Sunday through Saturday. You can try them all in the order given, rearrange them, or choose the ones that appeal to your palate. These are suggestions only, and not the only foods you may be able to eat. You can add or subtract foods according to your preferences and what may or may not be your heartburn triggers.

Daily Menus - Index
This index gives sample menus featuring heartburn-friendly foods and recipes. Each daily menu for this acid reflux diet includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections, along with 2 snacks. Each dinner menu gives an Entree with a link to the recipe for its preparation.

Breakfast Menus - Index
These links give sample breakfast menus featuring heartburn-friendly foods for the acid reflux diet.

Lunch Menus - Index
These links give sample lunch menus featuring heartburn-friendly foods for the acid reflux diet.

Dinner Menus - Index
Each dinner menu gives an Entree with a link to the recipe for its preparation, along with suggestions for side dishes.

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