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5 foods that can cure mouth ulcers

I find that, the more stressed I feel, the more likely I am to get mouth ulcers. Running around, dashing from place to place and forgetting to drink water, also gets me dehydrated and fatigued more easily. This sort of tiredness can lead to deficiency in vitamins, which in turn can lead to mouth ulcers.


Here are 5 foods that can cure mouth ulcers..

Vitamin B

Nutritionists maintain that a balanced diet that includes 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables, as well as grains, gives most people with all the B vitamins they need. Vitamin B is important for coping with stress. Deficiency of this vitamin can lead to mouth ulcers, anemia, fatigue, mania, and depression. Vitamin B rich foods include oysters, fish eggs, soy milk, meat, eggs and rice milk to cure mouth ulcers.

Iron & Zinc rich foods

Iron in the blood is what makes us strong. Iron not only cures mouth ulcer but also strengthens bones and muscles. Here are some great iron rich foods that you should incorporate into your diet. Ladies, during that time of the month, it would be good to load up on iron rich foods (see below) as it helps prevent anemia, ulcers, and makes you less lethargic during your period.

  • Red meat
  • Egg yolks
  • Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
  • Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
  • Iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels)
  • Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
  • Turkey or chicken giblets
  • Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans
  • Liver
  • Artichokes

Zinc, an essential trace mineral, performs many important body functions, including assisting in the reproduction of cells, maintaining good vision and enhancing the immune system. Zinc is also a potent antioxidant, helping to neutralize destructive free radicals.

Folic acid

Folic acid is another form of vitamin B. It helps the body make healthy new cells and prevent mouth ulcers. Everyone needs folic acid (not just pregnant women). Foods with folic acid in them include leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans, peas and nuts. Enriched breads, cereals and other grain products also contain folic acid. If you don’t get enough folic acid from the foods you eat, you can also take it as a dietary supplement. Also include beans, papaya, pineapple, banana and grapefruit in your diet to cure mouth ulcers.

Coconut water

Coconut water contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. To cure mouth ulcers easily, drink plenty of coconut water. Coconut water soothes inflammation and also prevents mouth ulcers.


Citrus fruits, pineapple, kiwi fruit and berries, are healthy foods to cure mouth ulcers. These fruits help as they improve digestion, are anti-inflammatory and rich in vitamin C.

Here’s a good formula for a meal that will combat mouth ulcers:

  • vitamin C (3g per day) from citrus fruits, kiwifruit, berries and broccoli;
  • zinc (45mg per day) from fish, eggs, legumes, sunflower and pumpkin seeds; and
  • B vitamins (including B12 and folate) from wholegrain cereals and breads, legumes, yoghurt and green leafy vegetables.
  • Wash it all down, with coconut water!


2 Responses to 5 foods that can cure mouth ulcers

  1. missyblurkit June 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Yucks…hate them. THANX for this good post.Will follow to avoid getting them.

    • ciki June 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      most of the things that contain zinc & iron tastes great so.. that’s good ! LOL

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