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ACIDITY & YOUR WELLNESS

Do you or someone at your home feels the below mentioned symptoms? acidity problem

  • Abdominal Pain,
  • Heartburn or acid indigestion (acid reflux),
  • Bloating (full feeling),
  • Excessive gas(belching, burping or flatulence),
  • Nausea with or without vomiting,
  • Acidic taste in the mouth,
  • Gurgling, rumbling, or growling stomach discomfort,
  • Constipationor diarrhea, and
  • Decreased appetite.

If yes then you are surely suffering from the symptoms of gas & acid reflux

Indigestion is a symptom of many different conditions. It is usually related to a functional problem (difficulty in digesting process of food because of weak stomach acids). This dysfunction of the gastro intestinal system can be caused most often by diseases, medications, and lifestyle. So it is always advisable to avoid below mentioned things inorder to have better lifestyle which is free from acidity, gas & flatulence.

  • Eating large meals or lying down right after a meal
  • Being over weight or obese
  • Eating a heavy meal and lying on your back or bending over at the waist
  • Snacking close to bedtime
  • Eating certain foods, such as citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, garlic, onions, or spicy or fatty foods
  • Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea
  • Smoking
  • Being pregnant
  • Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, certain muscle relaxers, or bloodpressure medication

There are low acidic diet which will help in curing and treating Acidity, Gas & Flatulence and they are

as follows:

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Nonacidic Fruits
The most alkaline fruit, the fruit with the lowest PRAL, is raisins with a PRAL of negative 21. Black currants, bananas, apricots, kiwis and cherries follow with PRAL values less than negative 3. The nonacidic fruits in the negative 2 to negative 3 range are oranges, pineapple, lemon juice, peaches, strawberries and 15 different apple varieties. Watermelon and grape juice are also nonacidic, although slightly less alkaline with PRALs of negative 1.9 and negative 1.0.
Nonacidic Vegetables
Spinach is the most alkaline or nonacidic vegetable with a PRAL of negative 14. Celery, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, radishes, eggplant and tomatoes follow with PRALs less than negative 3. Zucchini, lettuce, chicory, leeks, onions, mushrooms, peppers and broccoli follow with PRALs less than negative 1. Cucumber and asparagus are slightly less alkaline with PRALs of negative 0.8 and negative 0.4, but they’re still considered nonacidic.
Nonacidic Legumes and Nuts
The legumes and nuts given PRAL values are green beans, lentils, peas, hazelnuts, peanuts and walnuts. Of these, only two foods were found to be nonacidic — green beans with a PRAL of negative 3.1 and hazelnuts with a PRAL of negative 2.8.
Other Foods
Other foods included in the 114 foods given PRAL values are not considered to be nonacidic because they do not have negative PRAL values. These foods include meats, poultry, fish, grains, dairy products and eggs. But most people can consume these foods in moderation to obtain adequate nutrition without increasing the acid levels in the body. The key is that a nonacidic diet is higher in fruits and vegetables and lower in other foods.
Other Possible Acidic Foods
Note that some foods can increase the acid in your stomach even if they have a negative PRAL value. These foods include citrus fruits, tomato, garlic and onions. If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is characterized by chronic prolonged heartburn, you should avoid these foods as they can trigger symptoms. Of course, always speak to your doctor or dietitian regarding changes to your diet.

 

 

 

 

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Ranjana Mishra
Ranjana is a MSc. in Life Sciences (Bio-Chemistry) and is presently pursuing Phd. in Bio-Molecules. She is in the Products Research & Development Department in Herbalage and had got immense knowledge on Health & Diseases which she is sharing with us via her articles.
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