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Diet for Mouth Ulcers

Diet Recommendations for Mouth Ulcers

Research suggests that following a particular diet will help prevent and heal mouth ulcers. Including Folic acid, iron, Vitamin B and C, and excluding spicy and fried food can help keep symptoms at bay.

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MOUTH ULCERS DIET RECOMMENDATIONS

What are Mouth Ulcers?

Mouth ulcers also known as Aphthous ulcers are lesions caused in the mucous membrane of the mouth and lips. They can be a result of various reasons like trauma, infection, drugs, deficiencies or any medical condition. The condition is not very serious in most of the cases and can be controlled by following a proper diet that helps in healing of the ulcers.

We are providing the necessary food recommendations for Mouth Ulcers that can help.
Recommended Foods:

  • Include folic acid rich foods like green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, asparagus, turnip greens, collard greens and green peas. Fruits like papaya, beans, banana, grapefruit, pineapple and apple
  • Include yoghurt
  • Include Vitamin B rich foods such as fish eggs, oysters, meat, eggs, rice milk and soy milk
  • Include iron rich foods like chicken liver, spinach, oysters, cereals, turkey, potato, pumpkin, wheat gram, broccoli and eggs
  • Coconut water

Foods for Moderate Consumption:

  • Vegetables and fruits that should be taken in moderation include mangoes, apricots, oranges, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, tomatoes and berries.

Foods to Avoid:

  • Sauces, juices and preserves
  • Curries or pretzels, vinegar, pickled foods, seeds and nuts
  • Highly acidic fruits like lime and pomegranates
  • Foods that irritate your mouth, including spicy foods

Home Remedies:

  • Tea prepared from fresh mango leafs is beneficial in healing mouth sores
  • Sipping cold milk, iced tea and ice water may give temporary relief.

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