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Acidity Diet


An acidity diet is the best solution for anyone suffering from an acidity problem, like acid reflux. An acidity problem can often cause other problems like Gastroesophageal reflux disease, and the best way to address the problem is through dietary changes that don’t just focus on foods, but a disciplined regimen as well. It is important to have a regular routine and healthy eating habits.

It makes a lot of sense to eat small and frequent meals through the day rather than the usual two or three big meals as a large quantity of food eaten at a time would exert a much greater workload on the stomach, which would also imply a higher acid secretion for the purpose of digestion. Foods that are rich in complex carbohydrates can help significantly with an acidity diet, and should be included in every meal.

These would include foods like breads, pasta, and rice. These foods are generally easier on the stomach and help to tie up any excess stomach acids. You can also include a lot of green leafy vegetables and fruits as the bulk of your diet. Fruits like water melon, grapes, grape fruit, mash melon, etc. have a high water content and help to reduce acidity attacks. Make it a point to eliminate fried or spicy foods from your diet. Avoid caffeinated beverages, carbonated beverages and alcohol as well because they will increase stomach acid production. Make sure that you have your meals at least an hour before going to bed to give your body enough time to digest your meal. Light exercise or a leisurely walk after meals will increase your metabolic rate and speed up digestion.

Around an hour after your lunch or dinner try to have a glass of warm water, with ginger and honey to help reduce the levels of acidity in your stomach. Ginger is an excellent remedy for heartburn and acid reflux as it induces spontaneous intestinal movement, so including it in your diet in any form could help significantly as it can eliminate the risk of a number of acidity related problems. Cloves are an excellent natural herbal remedy for acidity problems and including them in your diet can help significantly. Chewing or sucking on a clove in its raw form would off course be the best option. Chamomile and peppermint are other carminative herbs, similar to ginger and it would be a good idea to include them in your acidity diet.

Submitted on January 16, 2014