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- May 12 2018
Acid reflux? Find out the foods it is best you avoid-Dr. Adarsh C K
A burning sensation in the stomach, heartburn or acid reflux can be quite painful and disturbing. This condition, however, is directly related to the foods you take in. So, making dietary changes and avoiding highly acidic foods can help prevent the burning sensation that travels up the throat from the inside.
Here are a list of foods that you are most probably consuming that contribute towards acid reflux:
- Fried foods
Fried and high trans-fat foods spell disaster to the digestive tract as they are heavy and slow down digestion. This increases pressure on the abdomen and is responsible for release of excess acids.
- Processed bakeries
From brownies to cookies, all the bakery items contain substances like refined sugar and flour that are some of the most acidic goods.
The high levels of caffeine in every cup of coffee you consume contributes towards increase in gastric acid secretion.
- Sodas and carbonated drinks
All the sodas and other fizzy drinks you consume increase pressure levels of the stomach. This rise in pressure results in increased acid secretion which contributes to acid reflux.
Hot and spicy foods are a definite no as they contribute significantly to acid reflux. Avoid red chillies and hot/spicy sauces as they cause heartburn.
Causes dehydration and increase in gastric acid levels which results in poor digestion and reflux the morning after your drinking session.
High fat and red meats are extremely hard for the body to digest and they require more acids to break it down. Limit intake of high fat meats, opt for lean meats fruits and vegetables instead.
While a cup of cold milk might seems like a good idea at first, with time it actually increases acid secretion. So, it is better you pick up a glass of water in case of acid reflux.
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