Sunday, October 2, 2016

DO’s & DON’Ts in ACIDITY


DON’TS –
  • 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
  • Apples, apricots
  • 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.
Do’s –
  • 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
  • credit/source: https://mriani.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/dos-donts-in-acidity/