Treating the acidity symptoms with antacids and other medication can be a dead-end street . It leads you no where .
to eat and when and in how much quantity to eat is an important factor in controlling
acidity. The following tips can be helpful:
· The diet should
consist of milk with little sugar, and old rice in small quantity at a time.
· Other recommended dietary foods
are: barley, wheat, rice (at least one year old), green banana,pomegranate,
cucumber, bitter gourd, pumpkin, and cow's milk.
· Eat dinner /supper two hours
before sleeping as it gets digested and keeps you healthy.
Fibers are necessary in the
diet as they help in the digestion and avoid constipation.
· Take a balanced diet.
· Eat small meals at a time as it
helps in digestion.
Avoid following things in acidity -
Eating fried, fatty,
junk foods, and excessive chocolates.
· Foods that are rich in oils and
fats. These foods are difficult to digest, so they can make the stomach work to
release more acids.
· Consuming sour or stale foods
as they already have acidic contents.
Acidic foods to be avoided are
pickles, tamarinds, vinegar, etc. Sweet curd is good for stomach.
· Eating Red meat. Eat only once
or twice in a month , if needed.
· Too much drinking of tea and
coffee can cause hyperacidity. Same is true for other addictions such as
excessive smoking and alcohol .
· Drinking water immediately
after taking the meals is not good.
Avoid taking your next meal
until the previous meal has ingested.
· Consuming fine wheat (Maida) /
· Taking the frozen foods and
chilled drinks.Also avoid chilled water. You should preferably take normal water.