13 Breakfast Foods To Eat If You Have H. Pylori (Helicobacter Pylori)

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Breakfast is known to be the most important meal of the day and it truly is the foundation of your daily diet. However, for those who are infected by Helicobacter Pylori it can be challenging to eat a delicious and nutritious meal in the morning. To provide some aid to this frustrating meal, below you will find a list of various breakfast options that taste great and won't upset your stomach.

What is H. Pylori?

WebMD defines Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) as a bacteria that lives in the digestive tract and attacks the lining of the stomach. This can lead to the formation of stomach ulcers and other bothersome stomach conditions. Luckily, it is treatable with the proper medication and eating habits.

Proper Eating Habits

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The proper eating habits for H. Pylori include fruits, vegetables and whole-grains. It is recommended that in order to reduce the amount of stomach acid produced, you should also eat five to six small meals instead of three. With this in mind, here are thirteen great breakfast options for you.

Apples, specifically apple peels, have been show to have potent anti-H. pylori properties and therefore, a lot of our diet recommendations include apples. Enjoy!

1. Fruit Parfait

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  All you need is a cup of yogurt, berries, apples, and oats. YUM!

2. Fruit Salad

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 Enjoy an assortment of berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries and strawberries). You can always add oranges and grapefruit for Vitamin C.

3. Apples Dipped in Honey

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 Do you like Apples and Peanut butter? Try honey as a substitute.

4. Apple Yogurt Oat Crunch

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This is an “on-the-run” parfait. Dip apple slices into yogurt and add oats; or try substituting quinoa for a high-fiber oat substitute. After refrigerating, it’s perfect to take on the road for your busy schedule.

5. Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice and a Grapefruit 

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Citrus Fruits are known to be effective, natural treatment for managing h.pylori It’s important to have Vitamin C during the healing process. As a bonus, eating a grapefruit is great for diet control!

6. Cereal with a side of Grapefruit

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Just look for cereals that are high in Vitamin B. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiencies can result from a variety of gastrointestinal abnormalities

7. Lightly Seasoned Omelet

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This is a great way to eat more vegetables in the morning. While cooking your omelet add kale, spinach, and bell peppers. Feeling inspired? Add broccoli sprouts!

8. Breakfast Salad

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Such a hot and trendy dish! You can choose either spinach or kale and then add bell peppers, olive oil and any type of berry. A powerful punch to start the morning.

9. Homemade Granola Balls with Cranberries and Honey

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 Pour oats into a bowl, add, peanut butter, sunbutter, cashew butter or pumpkin seed butter, honey and cranberries, and roll into balls on a cookie sheet. Set for 30 minutes in the refrigerator and voila, you have an amazing snack.  enjoy! Honey is shown to inhibit growth of H. pylori in patients. 

10. Oatmeal with Strawberries

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Water, oats, and strawberries. Easy as it gets.

11. Whole-grain Toast with an Unseasoned Egg

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Start the morning right. Need variety? Add berries on the side! 

12. Whole-grain French Toast with Honey and berries

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 A great substitute to classic French toast is using 100% whole-grain bread dipped in unseasoned eggs. Drizzle some honey. Fantastique!

13. Breakfast Smoothie

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Need a quick fix? A cup of yogurt, berries of your choosing and a small amount of milk into a blender. Add ice. Enjoy!

H. Pylori can make breakfast (and any part of your diet) a challenge. Adding variety and substitutions into your daily diet will lead to endless possibilities. Never stop enjoying the life you live!


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