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mushroom and tomato omeletGastritis is a common condition that causes inflammation of the stomach lining. There are many factors that contribute to its development, including stress, a weak immune system, certain medications or excessive alcohol consumption.

Signs of Inflammation

If you experience the following symptoms, you could be suffering from gastritis:

  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Feeling intensely full
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain

Consider adding the following four foods to your diet to help fight inflammation!

1. Berries

Fruit – especially berries – can help quickly reduce inflammation. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and cranberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins that can reduce triggers for stomach inflammation. They also contain a nutrient called flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory effects. Berries are also great for your keeping your immune system in check.

Get your fill of berries at Colony Diner! Our Patriotic Oatmeal is topped with fresh sliced bananas, strawberries and blueberries.

2. Salmon

This tasty fish is another great food option to fight inflammation. Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that produce great anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the production of certain hormones like prostaglandins, which cause the uncomfortable swelling you want to avoid.

Top any of our Gourmet Salads with Grilled Atlantic Salmon to enjoy at lunch or dinner time.

3. Mushrooms

Mushrooms also contain many antioxidants that protect our bodies against unwanted inflammation. Some of these components include fatty acids, vitamins, biometals and carotenoids. However, cooking mushrooms may significantly lower their anti-inflammatory compounds, making it best to eat them raw or lightly cooked.

When crafting your own omelette at Colony Diner, add mushrooms to fight inflammation while adding delicious flavor!

4. Tomatoes

Tomatoes have a number of benefits, including the prevention of inflammation. This fruit is high in potassium, Vitamin C and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage. Lycopene is also known to play a big role in reducing inflammation.

You can enjoy fresh, juicy tomatoes on any of our Specialty Wraps, Sandwiches or Paninis!

Foods to Avoid:

Try to limit your intake of the following foods to help avoid stomach inflammation:

  1. Fried foods
  2. Sugary beverages
  1. Red meat
  2. Margarine

Visit Colony Diner & Restaurant to try one of our many inflammation-fighting meals today!