Monday, March 28, 2011

How To Avoid Acidity?

Acidity can be completely cured with lifestyle changes. The burning sensation in the stomach, near to the heart is a killer, no doubt. But, it can be avoided.Having high levels of acidity makes you uneasy and restricts your movements.It can be annoying and embarrassing.It helps to take precautions to avoid the condition.Many people take over-the-counter antacids for a quick ease of acid stomach, but for most people, a proper diet is the best solution for overcoming acid stomach.

Food To Avoid Acidity:

1.Eat carbohydrate rich food like rice, as they are easily digested and with no acid formation.
2.Regular practice of in taking one to two glass of water, in early morning is healthy habit and helpful in acidity control.
3.Among vegetables white pumpkin, bitter gourd, cucumber, green banana and banana flower are effective.
4.Cow’s milk is preferable to buffalo’s milk.
5.Drinking Green tea with afternoon and evening meals decreases the problem of acidity.

These are some steps to avoid stomach acid:

1.Avoid high-fat meals such as those from the fast food chains. High fat foods will remain in the stomach longer in which more acid is secreted to digest them.
2.Avoid eating onions, citrus fruits, spicy foods, as they worsen the acid reflux or acidity disease.
3.Stop smoking.This is because the cigarettes can cause acidity or makes it worse; in addition to that, they increase the risk of cancer of the esophagus, which is linked to chronic diseases.
4.Avoid eating protein-rich and calcium-rich foods like milk and diary products at night.
5. Avoid unripe high pectin fruits, such as unripe apple. But ripe apple  or fuji apple may help.

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