Creamy Soups for People with Ulcer
Gastric ulcer is the result of violation of protective mucous lining which covers the stomach from the inside. During the digestion process, the stomach produces gastric acid which is able to dissolve almost everything that you eat. The mucous lining protects the stomach from digesting itself. When mucosal injury occurs, gastric juice reaches the inner walls of the stomach, irritating and degrading them.
Unfortunately, even in the event of ulcer, the need to eat remains. Stomach continues to perform its digestive function.
In the occurrence of ulcer, it is particularly important to consider the foods you eat. Even those who have never paid special attention to what, how or when they were eating before, must come to terms with the idea of dieting.
Correct choice of food reduces inflammation, helps to rebuild mucous membranes and heals small wounds.
In the occurrence of ulcer, it is necessary to limit chemical, mechanical and thermal stimuli in the stomach. The products must be boiled or steamed and crushed afterwards. Eat in small portions 5-6 times a day. Eating regime is as important as products themselves. Food temperature should be no higher than 65 and not lower than 15 ° С.
Soft, cream-based soups are best for strict ulcer diet: milk soup, grain and vegetable, chicken or beef broth. Soups that contain pork should be avoided because they are too fatty. Use mild spices.
When treating ulcers, you must avoid soups which contain tomatoes, sauerkraut and pickles as they stimulate gastric acid secretion.
Although it is advisable to refrain from fatty foods, a piece of good-quality butter in soup helps to rebuild the damaged mucous membranes besides improving the taste.
Well-cooked grits are gentle for the stomach lining and stimulate the healing of wounds. Rice and oatmeal in particular. If the ulcer is worsening, the water – boiled grits should be crushed with a mill or through a sieve. Add milk and boil. Season with butter and sugar.
During the escalation of ulcers you should avoid eating fresh raw vegetables as they produce gases during digestion and irritate the stomach. Vegetables are ideal for soups and can be either boiled in water making a broth (carrots, celery, parsley root, onion), or steamed, ground to a paste and diluted with broth or milk. Creamy soup can be thickened by adding potato mash, beaten eggs, flour or crushed grits to it.
Vitamin K plays an important part in the healing process. It is mostly found in green vegetables: broccoli, leaf beets, spinach, cabbage, avocado, asparagus, soy beans and rye flour. Great sources of vitamin K are zucchini and courgette. They do not contain essential materials that irritate stomach and are rich in fiber which helps to speed up the digestion process.
The preferred meat is turkey, rabbit, skinned chicken and beef. Meat should be cooked in water and grind with a blender or a grinder. Add it to the creamy soup of your choice.
All food must be crushed and chopped up in order to avoid mechanical irritation of the stomach lining.
Several recipes for an ulcer diet:
Milk rice soup
2 tablespoons rice, 1 cup milk, 1 cup water 1 / 3 teaspoon of butter, 2 / 3 teaspoon of soy oil, sugar, salt.
Crushed oatmeal and zucchini soup
7 tablespoons of oat flakes, 150 grams of zucchini or courgette, 1 / 2 cup of milk, 2 cups of water, 1 / 4 of an egg, salt and 2 / 3 of teaspoon of butter.
Creamy courgette soup
2 / 5 of a small courgette, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 / 2 cup of milk, 1 cup of water ,1 / 2 tablespoon of butter, 1 / 4 of an egg yolk, sugar, salt.
Peel the courgette, remove the seeds. Cut the courgette into pieces and steam for 10 minutes in a little amount of water in a lid-covered pot. Crush the courgette through a sieve or a blender together with the liquid. Heat the flour in a dry pan, add butter. Pour hot milk (put 1 / 3 of milk aside) and stir in order to remove lumps. Boil milk with flour until it thickens then crush it through a sieve (or blender). Add the grated courgettes, water, sugar and salt. Stir the egg yolk in the rest of the milk and pour mixture into soup. Boil.
Creamy potato soup with croutons
1 potato, 1 / 2 carrot, 1 / 2 teaspoon of flour, 1 / 2 cup milk, 1 cup of water, 1 / 2 tablespoon of butter, salt and a piece of white bread.
Cut potato and carrot into pieces and boil them in a small quantity of water. Crush and mix them with the same water. Heat the flour in a dry pan, dilute it with hot milk and stir until it thickens. Mix with mashed potatoes. Cut baton into cubes, dry it in the oven and add into the soup before serving.
These are just a few ideas for soups. Milk in these recipes can be modified with broth extract. You can make up different soup recipes by changing vegetables, adding minced lean meat. Knowing the basic rules of nutrition in patients with gastric ulcer, any recipe can be adjusted individually for the treatment.