Foods & Lifestyle Tips That Help with Acid Reflux

Food habits, overeating and erratic sleep schedules can all contribute to stomach-related issues like cramping, growling and even acidity. While working on lifestyle habits is a must, one can begin by incorporating some foods that can help.

What is acidity?

Acidity occurs in the stomach when there is excessive secretion of acids in the gastric glands which can be triggered due to spicy foods, or a long gap between meals. There are plenty of things that we can eat to help prevent acid reflux. Some are listed here under:

High-fiber foods - Fibrous foods make us feel full which reduces the chances of overeating, which may contribute to heartburn. So, load up on healthy fiber from these foods:

·         Whole grains such as oatmeal, couscous and brown rice.

·         Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots and beets.

·         Green vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli and green beans.

Alkaline foods - Foods fall somewhere along the pH scale. Those that have a low pH are acidic and more likely to cause reflux. Those with higher pH are alkaline and can help offset strong stomach acid. Alkaline foods include:

·         Bananas, Melons, Cauliflower

·         Fennel, Nuts

Watery foods - Eating foods that contain a lot of water can dilute and weaken stomach acid. Choose foods such as:

·      Celery, Cucumber, Lettuce

·      Watermelon

·      Broth-based soups,

·      Herbal tea

Here are some lifestyle tweaks to avoid acidity
*Eat small and frequent meals
*Avoid excessive protein
*Eat 2-3 non-vegetarian meals only every week and not more
*Don’t avoid grains in your meals
*Walk 100 steps after meals
*Sit in Vajrasana
*Think positive, happy thoughts

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