What you eat is what sets the foundation of your health. If you consume more of unhealthy food such as fried, spicy, greasy or oily items – you are more likely to experience digestive problems such as stomach gas, acidity, bloating, stomach ache, heartburn and even gastritis troubles. However, if you consume a healthy diet enriched with essentials minerals, nutrients, fibers and more – you are more likely to have an excellent digestive process that helps you to stay active and healthy. Diet plays a vital role in the functioning of the stomach and processes; it also critically affects the formation of acid in the stomach.
While, for many, the first approach to cure an acidity problem would be over-the-counter medications; Instead Gas-O-Fast advises you to make some changes to your diet to get effective results in curing acidity and related issues.
Some of the changes you can consider are:
Add more vegetables to your diet
Vegetables are low in fat and sugar – which makes them easier to digest and also helps to maintain healthy body weight. Vegetables such as beans, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, leafy greens, spinach, and kale help to reduce stomach acid and promote the natural stimulation of digestive juices, aiding better digestion. Including green vegetables in your diet is extremely beneficial for acidity cure. You can opt for cucumbers and potatoes, which are also known to help in the reduction of acid in the stomach. Drinking vegetable soup is also another way to get hands-on these effective home remedies for acidity.
Though it may sound boring, but oatmeal is light, easy to digest and also helps the stomach muscles relax because of its effortless way of being digested. It is full-fibre and helps to stay clear of acidity symptoms by promoting intestinal health, reducing constipation, and making you feel fuller for a longer time.
Ginger has supreme anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that promote natural and healthy digestion. It is also a natural cure for heartburn and various other gastrointestinal problems such as bloating and gas in the stomach. Thus, ginger becomes just the perfect home remedy for acidity. Ginger is also helpful in reducing nausea, muscle pain, swelling, and gastrointestinal irritation. You can grate an inch of ginger, boil it in a cup of water for 5 minutes, and drink it post all three meals to avoid acidity symptoms. Alternatively, you can add ginger to your food recipes and smoothies.
Focus on healthy fats
Enrich your diet with food items such as avocados, peanuts, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, sesame, canola, and sunflower oil, which are full of monosaturated fats that are healthy for the stomach and function effectively to reduce acidity. You should also consume polyunsaturated fats, including safflower, soybean, corn, flaxseeds, walnuts, soybeans, tofu, salmon, and trout, which are also healthy and do no trigger acidity symptoms. Intake of Trans fat and saturated fats should be avoided to shun the acid in the stomach.
Feast on lean meats and seafood
Lean meats including skinless chicken (the skin of the chicken is home to 80% of fat content), turkey, fish, and fat-trimmed pork chops are relatively low in fat, calorie content, and are a good source of protein. You can also include seafood in your diet to fight against acidity. Lean meats can be grilled, broiled, baked or poached as per preference. These low-fat, rich in protein, low-calorie food items effectively reduce symptoms of acidity.
Include egg whites
Eggs, especially the egg whites - are a great source of protein and extremely helpful in avoiding the formation of acid in the stomach. Include two egg whites in you breakfast since they are a lean source of protein and help to reduce acidity and acid reflux symptoms.
More so, apart from these modifications in the diet, specific methods of eating also need to be modified, as well some tips need to be adapted - to get the best results and cure acidity properly.
Some of the methods include:
• Eating slowly
• Chewing properly
• Eating light and regular meals
• Drinking a lot of water
• Choosing non-carbonated drinks
• Drinking lukewarm water with lemon post 1 hour of meal
• Including yogurt in the diet
• Avoiding talking while eating
• Watching what you eat and in what quantities
A healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet is the only key for a healthy stomach. Also, in conditions where you might need instant relief from acidity and related symptoms (such as stomach gas, bloating, stomach ache, heartburn), keep Gas-O-Fast sachets handy; these sachets are available in all flavors and are enriched with digestive enzymes that work magically to provide you relief from acidity within seconds. These sachets are available at your nearest chemist store.