7 Foods To Eat During Acidity- From A Suffering Mum Who Said Goodbye to Acid Reflux

Motherhood brings with it 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. Amongst the most common physical discomforts that mothers today suffer 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.

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As a general, tendency women tend to overlook this ailment as a minor one and continue to suffer 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 suffering from severe symptoms.

However, I overcame my Acid Reflux (it didn’t happen overnight!) and thoroughly encourage you all to go through the below mentioned Acid Reflux foods to avoid chart:

Acid reflux food chartCreative inputs from Hello Vector

1. Coffee (regular intake)

2. Alcohol (regular intake)

3. Cookies

4. Fried foods

5. Fatty or lean meats

6. Sugary foods

7. Chocolates and candies

8. Noodles (because of all-purpose flour)

9. White bread (because of all-purpose flour)

10. Junk foods like hamburgers/hot dogs

Additionally, foods that are salty or way too spicy, citrus fruits, tomatoes, coffee, and dairy foods.

I wouldn’t say that by following the natural home remedies  I follow, it will go away 100%, but, some of the simplest ways to ease this problem is bringing about a change in lifestyle and including and excluding some food items.

Your ultimate Acid Reflux food menu should include – Scroll down!

List of 7 foods to eat during acidity:

1. Yogurt

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.

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2. Ginger

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.

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3. Vegetables

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.

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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.

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5. Oatmeal

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.

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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.

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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.

Your ultimate Acid Reflux food menu should include:

Breakfast:

(Vegetarian): Poha and yogurt or Oatmeal

(Non-vegetarian): Egg whites 

In-between snack:

Fruit bowl (Bananas/apples/pears/melons); Salad bowl with cucumber and beetroot sticks

Lunch (not heavily spicy):

(Vegetarian): Rice or Roti + Legumes (of your choice)

(Non-vegetarian): Rice or Roti with low-fat recipes of boiled or grilled fish/lobsters/shrimps/clams/chicken

Evening snack:

Homemade ginger tea/ Herbal tea

Dinner (not spicy):  

(Vegetarian): Rice or Roti + Potatoes/cauliflower/broccoli/beetroot/peas/green beans/leafy greens

(Non-vegetarian): Rice or Roti with low-fat recipes of boiled or grilled fish/lobsters/shrimps/clams/chicken

One thing that needs to be kept in mind is that everybody is unique and 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 (in consultation with the nutrition expert Harshita Dilaware)

 

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2 thoughts on “7 Foods To Eat During Acidity- From A Suffering Mum Who Said Goodbye to Acid Reflux”

  1. Thx for publishing it in this period. As I was going through d same problem post my vacation. I googled few natural remedies. But your post was a whole package. Or may be something I was looking forward for. Thx