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Sunday, October 2, 2016
DO’s & DON’Ts in ACIDITY
Spicy foods such as tacos, chili and barbecue sauces made with hot pepper
Indian dishes containing curry and Chinese recipes that contain red pepper.
Citrus fruits, such as oranges, and grapefruit should be avoided as they are high in acid.
Full fat dairy products such as sour cream, cheese or ice cream
Hamburger or cuts of meat with excess fat
Eggs, tuna and sandwiches made with cold cuts
Coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks
Peas, beans, broccoli and cabbage
Tomatoes, Lemons and onions
Curds, fermented items like pickles, oily, spicy food
Cheese items and junk food
Raw salad vegetables like onion, radish, cabbage, and peppers should be avoided.
Have sweet but in little quantity before having meals not after or in between
Dates, figs and jambul fruits, Coconut, ripened mango, wood apple, papaya and pomegranate can be added
Carrot leaves, celery leaves, curry leaves are helpful controlling acidity
Vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrot and beet root are good for acidity.
Spices like cumin seeds, coriander and cardamom are to be taken.
One should include barley, jowar and wheat is good for staple food.
A cup of vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk
Almonds are also a good source for relieving the heartburn and acidity. Eat several almonds when heartburn symptoms persist.
Take some mint leaves and chop these and then boil in a cup of water and sip slowly after meals. If a person drinks Fresh mint juice every day he will never experience acidity.
Eating bananas is also helpful in preventing the symptoms of acidity and heartburn. To prevent acidity it is advised to eat a banana daily.
Basil (tulsi) leaves helps to get relief from burning, nausea and gas. Chew some leaves of tulsi to decrease the acidity.
Coconut water 4-5 times a day decreases the symptoms of the acidity and the heartburn.
Eat a serving of cucumber or watermelon 4-5 times in a day to fight against acidity.
Ginger is very useful for digestive disorders. It help to relieve indigestion from rich foods. Make a fine powder by adding equal amounts of ginger powder, black pepper, dried mint leaves, asafetida (hing), anise seeds, coriander seeds, cumin, fennel and common salt. Dosage: Take about 1 teaspoon of this powder with water, twice a day after meals.
It is advised to eat 8-10 glass of water daily. Drinking water gives immediate relief to symptoms like wind, distended stomach and acidity.
Chewing bubble-gum also disappears the acidity.
Eat carbohydrate rich food like rice. They are easy to digest with no acid formation
Drink 1-2 glasses of water early morning to keep yourself healthy and free from acidity
Keep haritaki in mouth after your regular meal to get relief from acidity