Bland Food

Sarah the CakeBook

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21/09/2012 at 15:05

OK - white bread, white fish, white rice but there must be something other than the obvious.

Anyone have any easy foods for someone with a 'stomach' ulcer?

Trogs    pirate
21/09/2012 at 15:06

Baby food?

21/09/2012 at 15:15

I may get hit if I suggest that. Though I use the Ellas Kitchen and that has a lot of fruit in it which is unacceptable.

21/09/2012 at 15:15

I hope that this link helps T.mouse. 

21/09/2012 at 17:48


21/09/2012 at 18:06
pickled onions
seren nos    pirate
21/09/2012 at 18:17



21/09/2012 at 18:32

Bland food? any thing my mother ever cooked 

21/09/2012 at 18:54

Oh dear Goldie.  I didn't laugh honest.

SR - are you sue?

Yes the list is useful Rickster. I'm quite fancying a sausage roll this eve, would that be being cruel.

21/09/2012 at 20:31

Who has an ulcer T.mouse? Has it been properly diagnosed, and is it being treated? What symptoms is it producing?

A bland diet doesn't mean lacking flavour, it just means that the food is easily digested, not too acidic/spicy/fatty, and typically low fibre. Carbonated drinks, alcohol and caffeine can also aggravate the stomach. 

So that leaves lots of foods you can eat

Refined carbohydrates (white bread, white pasta, white rice, processed breakfast cereals (finely milles oats, cornflakes, etc.)).
Lean meats
White fish
Soups (not too creamy/spicy/etc.)
Cooked vegetables
Cooked fruit
Small amounts of fresh fruit (not citrus)
Rice pudding, custard, jelly

And so on




21/09/2012 at 20:59

When I have migraines I can only eat bland food.  Usually only a plain baked potato with not even butter on it.  For me bland means anything low in fat and sugar.  These tend to be particulrly unkind on my stomach when I don't feel good

21/09/2012 at 21:21

Fruit seems to be out altogether.

D Sarah.

Lots of things are aggravating it at the moment but meds have just been upped.  (Omeprazole.) Other half was on meds for 4 weeks and seemed ok. A couple of weeks later symptoms came back and have gradually got worse despite taking meds. 

21/09/2012 at 21:27
T. Mouse my mums terrible food is the reason I spent three years at catering college
21/09/2012 at 21:54

Do you know the cause of the ulcer Mouse? If it's H.pylori, then D should be on antibiotics. If it's something else (NSAID use? I know he's had back problems?) then the omeprazole might do the trick.

I'd recommend using something like Gaviscon in addition to the other meds - they work via a different mechanism, so can be used together. The omeprazole will reduce gastric production of acid (in a roundabout sort of way) and the Gaviscon will protect the stomach and sooth acute symptoms. Don't take the Gaviscon within an hour of the omeprazole though.

Have words with a pharmacist if the opportunity arises

Are D's symptoms constant, or around meal times?

21/09/2012 at 22:23

It's not H.pylori, tests came back negative. It's probably a combination of NSAID's and poor diet, smoking, alcohol, coffee and stress. He sometimes doesn't bother eating, just lives off coffee. (When he eats his diet is actually very good, just that he doesn't eat everyday).

Lots of things like he can't eat at night, can't eat before lunch time (due to too much discomfort).

Goldbeetle, you going to be making the pies for you little run then?

21/09/2012 at 22:31

Well, that's really not a very good combination of risk factors...

Improve diet, eat small frequent meals, reduce the coffee and smoking and alcohol. Find a way of reducing/dealing with the stress. 

Medication alone probably won't solve the problem without some lifestyle changes.

Make sure D takes the omeprazole regularly, and perhaps has Gaviscon (or similar, I'm not employed by the makers of Gaviscon!) an hour or so pre-meals.

21/09/2012 at 23:54

Mouse Hogroast and beer WI are on the cake situation

Run and then seriously fattening food 

22/09/2012 at 20:56

Goldbeetle - you don't know how close you are.

D's family name is Hogsflesh. I could be Mouse Hogsflesh. Though in all honesty I don't think I taste that nice and you'd need to catch me first and I'd not feed many.

Edited: 22/09/2012 at 20:56

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