Foods that help fight against a Helicobactor pylori infection in the body include fermented foods, cabbage, broccoli sprouts, garlic, ginger, onions and several spices. Additionally, vinegar, lemon and lime juice can help prevent the excessive colonization of H. pylori in the body, according to Healthline.
Research has demonstrated that fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi benefit overall health and fight against H. pylori because they contain beneficial yeasts and bacteria known as probiotics, according to Healthline. Studies have also shown that cabbage provides effective antibacterial activity against stomach ulcers caused by H. pylori, and broccoli sprouts specifically fight against and control it. H. pylori strains are also inhibited by using fresh garlic, onions and ginger simply as food seasonings, and healthy digestive bacteria remains unharmed.
Spices such as thyme, cumin, tarragon, cinnamon, allspice and oregano provide strong protection against H. pylori, while spices with moderate antibacterial properties include the capsicum in hot peppers and chillies as well as white pepper, black pepper, anise and celery seed. Additionally, vinegars, such as balsamic, apple cider and wine vinegar, as well as lemon and lime juice help to increase the acidity in the stomach, which helps prevent H. pylori from propagating, according to Healthline.