Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Diet for heartburn

Stomach acid heartburn

ACID REFLUX DIET

Tips to prevent heartburn

Heartburn treatment requires a physician to diagnose the real causes which are causing the stomach acidity.

However, if it has been correctly diagnosed and proper treatment has been applied, we can still make use of a series of tips or rules that will be very useful in preventing heartburn and gastric reflux into the esophagus. Among all we could mention:

- Do not take copious meals : Several light meals should be made every day. Avoid copious meals. It is better to divide an abundant heavy meal into several light ones.

- Avoid unsuitable food: Do not take too much high fat foods, spicy, or sugary foods. Replace them for high-fiber vegetable protein.

- Eat slowly: Only by doing so, food is properly chewed to attain good digestion. Avoid swallowing to much air that will be expelled mixed with acids.

- Correct use of beverages: If possible, do not drink during meals. Do not drink carbonated drinks or those containing alcohol or caffeine (coffee, chocolate, alcohol in general)

- Avoid doing exercise after meals.

- Rational use of bed: Do not lie down after eating. Do not lie supporting the abdomen directly above the bed but do it on your side. Try to have your head higher than the body when lying down. If you suffer from heartburn of gastric reflux it is better for you to use a pillow. You can also buy a mechanical bed to set your head higher than your stomach.

- Check the first symptoms of heartburn: Drink some water, some milk or take a natural antacid when having the first symptoms of heartburn. By any means, do not allow heartburn to progress. To lower heartburn, we can also eat a few bites of apple or carrot.

- Prevent obesity and constipation.

- Correct use of clothing: Do not wear clothes too tight which may press your abdomen too hard.

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Steamed, boiled or raw carrots are recommended for the stomach

Which food is suitable for heartburn? Must you moderate some foods? Which food should be avoided?

The following chart shows a list of food according to their power to produce heartburn. In the first column you can see the main foods with no probabilities of causing heartburn.

You can eat them freely. In the second column, there is a list of food with a low probability of causing or worsening it, so you must limit its consumption, although you can eat them from time to time. The third column shows a list of highly acidity producing food. You must avoid them.

Food classification according to their power of causing heartburn or acid reflux
Safe food Moderately safe Unsafe food
Apple
Apple juice
Banana
Beef (very lean)
Bread (white of whole)
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cereals
Cheese (goat, feta)
Chicken (skinless breast)
Cookies(fat-free)
Corn bread
Egg (whites)
Fish
Green beans
Jelly
Mineral water
Oils
Peas
potato (Baked, baked chips)
Rice cakes
rice(brown or white)
Salad dressing
Soy cheese (low-fat)
Sweets (low-fat)
Apple (cider)
Beef (ground lean)
Beer
Beer (Non-alcoholic)
Blueberries
Bread(garlic)
Chicken (not breast)
Cookies (low-fat)
Cottage Cheese (low-fat, cheddar, mozzarella)
Cranberries
Eggs (fried, scrambled, boiled)
Fish (fried)
Garlic
Granola cereal
Grapes
Ham
Hot dog
Ketchup
Leeks
Milk, 2 percent or skim
Muffin
Onion (cooked)
Peach
Pork
raspberries
Root beer
Sauerkraut
Scallions
Strawberries
Tuna
Yogurt
Brownies
Buffalo wings
Butter cookies(high-fat)
Cheese (Cottage cheese, regular cheese)
Chicken (nuggets)
Chips
Cola
Chocolate
Coffee (regular or decaffeinated)
Corn chips
Cranberry (juice)
Doughnut
Grapefruit (juice)
Ground beef (chuck)
Ice cream
Lemon
Lemonade
Liquor
Macaroni (with cheese)
Milk shake
Onion (Raw)
Orange (juice)
Salad dressings (creamy, vinegar)
Sour cream
Spaghetti (with sauce)
Tea, (regular or decaffeinated)
Tomato
Wine

punto rojo More information about heartburn natural treatment in the listing above.

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