Posted on Aug 26, 2010 | Comments 1
The stress of modern day living can turn your supposedly fine day into a nightmare. You thought just by grabbing a quick lunch and eating it on time can fix your hyper-acidity and acid reflux? Then you thought otherwise when it got even worse?!
Is there really something that you can do to deal with this discomfort? Considering that stress is already a given day to day routine, the only way you can avoid it is by getting a list of what to eat and not to eat to minimize if not totally get rid of heartburn.
A list of the foods that you can choose to lessen the acidity in your stomach may include more servings of Green Leafy Vegetables like Spinach and Broccoli Leaves; also Green Beans, Peas and Carrots are excellent vegetable choices.
More choices are easily found in your local grocery store, and you may want to learn different cooking styles as well to help you enjoy it. Non-citrus fruits are also very good choices for example; Apple, Banana, Papaya and Melon, to name a few.
Whole grain foods like Whole Wheat Bread, Cereals, Rice and Crackers are also good choices as these products help neutralize the gastric acid content in the stomach. You may also opt for baked, steamed or grilled food rather than fried food, so as to avoid excess fat content that tends to trigger an increase in digestive movement which in turn stimulates too much gastric acid.
As there are a number of food to select from and eat, there are also a number of food products you should avoid to decrease gastric activity and too much hydrochloric acid production. Citrus fruits are not totally to be avoided, but you should remember that if you must eat them it should be in moderation and not on an empty stomach.
Fried food products with lots of onion, garlic and other spices are best to be avoided. Be choosy about which part of meat you eat, and the best parts are lean meat portions. Avoid Pork, Chicken or Fish skin as they absorb and contain the fattest part.
Dairy products like milk, cheese and cream are also best avoided as they tend to transform to much acid content in the stomach; just as caffeinated and carbonated drinks are. So keep in mind to consume them in moderation if you cannot totally avoid them. The number one culprit for too much acid in the stomach is – alcohol, so you must avoid alcoholic beverages to be able to stay away from complications resulting from hyperacidity.
A change is attitude is what is needed rather than taking this change in food habits as a burden. You don’t need to feel deprived because you can still eat tasty good food but, only in acceptable amounts. You may also try eating small frequent meals rather than overeating after keeping yourself hungry for long. Remember a little sacrifice may bring you countless health benefits!
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