Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Acid Reflux - Food That You Can Eat

Acid reflux, like any other dietary disease, has no simple and easy cure. Moderation is usually the best remedy for dietary diseases or disorders. Perhaps it would be good to shed some light on occurrence of acid reflux within the body. Acid reflux or heartburn in layman's terms happens when the stomach content in the body is too acidic and is subsequently sent back the reversed way to the esophagus.

The walls of the esophagus are designed to withstand neutral content and will cause pain and inflammation when acidic content is in contact with it. It can be liken to swallowing corrosive acid.

There is no hard and fast rule on what one should eat or not to avoid or cure acid reflux in the body. The occurrence of acid reflux tends to vary from person to person. For example, person A may feel experience acid reflux in the body after consuming read meat while person B may be fine with it. Before we start prescribing a rough remedy for ourselves, it would be best to understand the malady. Therefore, we should try our best to understand our body and what foods which cause it to happen in our bodies.

However, there are a few foods which are generally fine to be eaten to avoid acid reflux based on their content and low acidity levels. Fruits and vegetables are always a good bet for the body but no citrus fruits here as they are acidic.

Some good fruits are such as pineapple, banana and apples because they absorb acids whereas some good vegetables are such as cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage as they are alkaline in nature. These are acid reflux food to eat in order not to worsen your acid level.

Red meat is a big no but a healthy balance of meats, fish and grains is welcomed to improve digestion and avoid reverse flow of food content in the body. As a last example, please stay away from dairy products which triggers the stomach to release acids but low fat yogurt is fine.

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