Stomach ulcer is a painful condition that is mainly caused by a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. Diet can play an important role in the protection of the stomach function and the prevention of the anchoring of the Helicobacter pylori, and by extension, the creation of ulcer. If the bacterium finds an opportunity to anchor in the stomach and reproduce, this leads to the creation of ulcer, namely a sore in the stomach. The treatment for ulcer is antibiotics and medication, which reduce the toxicity of the gastric juices. This process lasts for one or two weeks and is called eradication of Helicobacter pylori. The good news is that we can help this treatment, because there are some foods that prevent the development of the Helicobacter, so you can choose them both during the eradication and after it, in order to prevent the Helicobacter from anchoring in the stomach again. Today, we're talking about these foods. Foods that come from fermentation. Clinical studies on humans have shown that the consumption of foods that have come from fermentation reduces the risk of re-infection by Helicobacter pylori. These foods are fermented dairy, such as live yogurt with milk skin on top, buttermilk and kefir. Don't forget that there are also plant-based foods that come from fermentation, such as sauerkraut, Asian kimchi and miso. Let me remind you that kimchi is spicy, so it's not a good idea to eat it while suffering from ulcer, but after you've completely healed. Turmeric. I've repeatedly talked about the benefits of turmeric for the health, and these include the fact that it can help in the treatment of peptic ulcer, affecting the development of the Helicobacter. At the same time, since it's rich in antioxidants, it can also protect the stomach's health. Right now, turmeric is being tested in a lot of studies as a treatment for ulcer. Since we know that the consumption of turmeric is very safe, it's not a bad idea to include it in your diet if you're suffering from ulcer or you don't want it to occur again in the future. Foods rich in antioxidants. Besides turmeric, you should choose a series of other foods that are rich in antioxidants, because they can help the immune system treat the infection. The foods you should seek are raspberries, strawberries, berries, peppers and apples. Cruciferous vegetables. Through my channel, I've repeatedly talked about the benefits of cruciferous vegetables, and recent studies have shown that sulforaphane, a substance contained in cruciferous vegetables, prevents the development of the Helicobacter pylori. Since cruciferous vegetables have other benefits for the health too, you'd better include them in your daily life if you're suffering from ulcer or you want to prevent the re-infection. The most famous cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radish, rocket, kale and Brussels sprout. Olive oil. One of the most important components of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown by recent studies to prevent the development of the Helicobacter. As I've repeatedly said, it's the only oil that you should use in cooking. Garlic. Both garlic and its close relatives, namely leak, onion and scallion, have a very strong antimicrobial effect. Many studies have shown that garlic extract kills bacteria, and the bacteria it kills include the Helicobacter pylori. Unfortunately, most people suffering from ulcer can't tolerate garlic, onion, scallion and their relatives, so you should introduce these foods carefully after the eradication treatment. In this way, you can prevent the re-infection with Helicobacter pylori. Honey. Honey is a food with a very strong antimicrobial effect, because it contains substances that significantly limit the development of bacteria. Honey is the sweetest way to kill the Helicobacter pylori. Teas. Although teas are not foods, I decided to include them in this list, because some of them can help a lot in the prevention of the infection by Helicobacter as well as its treatment. If you're suffering from ulcer or want to prevent it, the two teas that you should drink regularly, every day are licorice tea and decaffeinated green tea. Decaffeinated green tea is the green tea from which caffeine has been removed. These two teas have a strong antimicrobial effect against the Helicobacter pylori, as well as a protective effect for the stomach. If you're suffering from ulcer, it's very important to do an eradication treatment. However, studies have shown that the risk of re-infection, namely the chances that the Helicobacter pylori will reappear in the stomach, after a period of time, is very high. To protect yourselves, you should introduce the foods that have been proven to kill the bacterium and prevent it from creating an ulcer in the stomach in your daily diet. Many people suffering from stomach ulcer often suffer from acid reflux too, namely the sense that food is coming back up through the esophagus that often leads to a burning feeling in the chest. If this has happened to you, you should definitely watch the video on my right, which will help you choose the best foods to reduce this painful symptom. Thank you very much!