Motherhood brings with itself a host of never-ending work. To meet the demands and keep up with the little one, household chores and handling a job if you are a working mother, requires one to be physically fit. Even a little bit of physical discomfort can ruin your day and carrying out the daily tasks can become a very big burden. Amongst the most common physical discomforts that mothers today suffer from is the problem of acidity. One is often confused about foods to avoid and food to eat during acidity. It’s hard to go empty-stomach.
As a general, tendency women tend to overlook this ailment as a minor one and keep suffering from it without going to the root cause and figuring out a solution. But this oft-neglected problem can lead to gastritis and stomach ulcers later on. There are several reasons that lead to constant acid reflux. I was under constant attack and for years was under severe symptoms. However, I overcame my acid-reflux. I wouldn’t say that by following the natural home remedies I follow, it will go away 100% and immediately, but, some of the simplest ways to ease this problem is bringing about a change in lifestyle and including and excluding some food items.
List of 7 foods to eat during acidity:
One of the easiest available food, yogurt has soothing properties and works wonder for acidity prone people. It has probiotics, a type of good bacteria that aids in digestion and is good for gut health. As a good protein source, it helps in easy digestion of food. A breakfast of poha mixed with yogurt really helps in soothing the stomach and keeping the system cool.
A permanent presence in every kitchen, ginger is effective in many ailments, and acidity is one of them. The anti-inflammatory properties in ginger help in treating heartburn and gastrointestinal problems. Finely sliced ginger sprinkled over any dish or a cup of ginger tea helps in easing acidity.
Potatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, beetroot, peas, green beans, and leafy greens are good options to turn to when acidity and constant acid reflux becomes a nightmare. Vegetables are low in fat and sugar, so they help in reducing stomach acid. Making these vegetables a part of the daily diet will gradually help in lowering easing the problem.
4. Non-citrus fruits
Citrus fruits are high on acid and lead to further acidity problems. So non-citrus fruits do not trigger acidity or any reflux symptoms. Bananas, apples, pears, and melons are a good choice.
A high-fiber food, oatmeal helps in easing the symptoms of acid reflux by absorbing the acid in the stomach. The high fiber content in oatmeal not only reduces constipation but also promotes gut health. Oatmeal with low-fat milk can be an ideal start for the day with people prone to acidity problems.
6. Egg whites
Egg whites are rich in Vitamin B6. This vitamin helps the body in metabolizing certain amino acids that in turn reduces acid reflux. A meal particularly breakfasts comprising of egg whites can help start your day by soothing the acidity.
7. Seafood and lean meats
Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids that are helpful in many diseases. The low fat and high protein content are what make it an excellent food source for people suffering from acidity and acid reflux problems. Cooked in low-fat recipes, fish, lobsters, shrimps, and clams can be enjoyed baked, roasted broiled or grilled. The same goes for chicken as well.
One thing that needs to be kept in mind is that everybody has a different metabolism. One needs to figure out which food type suits one best and helps in soothing the much-dreaded acidity and acid reflux problem.
by Tasneem Dhinojwala