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What are the Foods for Gastric Problems that reduce Acidity?

What food you take determines your health. Same is the case with gastric problems. First you need to diagnose the causes of gastritis and then apply the right medicine. Gastric pain is mainly caused by culprits like infectious microorganisms, injury, food poisoning, food intolerance, excessive alcohol consumption, caffeine or continuous use of pain killers.


What are the Natural Remedies ?

Homeopathic medicines are safe to use and gentle within the body without unwanted side effects of allopathic medicines. Selected medicines in the right proportions like Calc phos, Carbo veg, Nat phos, Mag carb and Silicea help to absorb poisonous substances in the body. They act as a catalyst in neutralizing acid in the stomach and calm the digestive system by acting as an internal cleanser.


Eat more fresh organic fruits and vegetables which are rich in antioxidants. They support the body to resist and heal diseases and infection. They are also high in fiber and help in recovering from stomach ulcers and also prevent the occurrence of one.

Apple cider vinegar helps to reduce the acid reflux and calms the stomach and helps in easy digestion. It is rich in minerals and vitamins, which reduce acid environment in the body.

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Chemical medicines might toxify the body. Using natural herbs are good remedies. Peppermint calms the stomach. Licorice when taken coats the stomach with a protective gel and prevents the attack from gastric acid.

Rice is the only grain that does not induce gas production. But if you are experiencing bloating and gas pain, its better to replace your grains with brown rice, basmati rice or wild rice.

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Soy based milk alternative is good for lactose intolerant people. Soy protein is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids that your body requires.

Some Good Food Habits

LiveStrong reports that the basic principle of reducing acidity in the stomache is to consume small frequent meals rather than 3 large meals in a day. Small amounts of food are less burdensome on the stomache and will require less acid secretion.


Mayo Clinic states that chewing food slowly and thoroughly can reduce acid reflux. Being relaxed can also promote easy of digestion. Staying up without going to bed while eating and 1 hour afterward will cause the food to go into the stomache without causing back flow.

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Avoid eating before going to bed. Eating before bed time can cause secretion of gastric acid during the night. If too many problems occur due to acidity during the night, its best to elevate the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches.

Eating alkaline foods like fresh green vegetables, fruit, healthy nuts, seeds and oils and soy products can be an antidote for acidic body conditions. Raw food and plenty of clean water should be part of regular diet.

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Don’t smoke a cigarette after meals. If you are a alcoholic stop drinking beer. Even if you take other beverages, don’t take with soda.

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Ayurvedic Medicine

Indian traditional cure for bloating and acidity. Two tips are mentioned in a magazine.

Tip #1

Mix the following herbs in equal quantities into powder (also called “churnam)

  • Carom Seeds
  • Dried Ginger
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Long Pepper

Daily take half-spoon powder and another half-spoon with jaggery in the morning and evening. This will reduce gastric problems.

Tip #2

If you eat 4 mint leaves daily, digestive system will improve.

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The foods to avoid for gastric problems are fried food, processed food, carbonated drinks, alcohol, meat etc. Eating rice, fruits and vegetables, soy products can reduce acidity and keep your stomache more alkaline.

Also regularly cleaning your digestive system naturally from time to time will reduce the bad bacterial. Also undergoing liver detox reduces the toxin load on the liver.

Do you have gastric problems? What type of foods do you consume? What type of food you avoid? Please comment and share your thoughts!

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Palla Sridhar

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I completed my Masters from IIT Kanpur, INDIA. Previously worked for different software companies like TCS, MSS, EDIS etc, before landing in Teaching job. In 2000, I was diagnosed with Thyroid and life changed much. Lately I'm suffering from Diabetes, Gastric, Headache and other related problems. My Experience as a "patient" led me to Blogging. I write Health articles based on Internet research and local knowledge. I'm NOT a Doctor nor a specialist.
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  • Akhil Raj

    I have breathing problem.. Nothing wrong with my lungs and nose.. Is it due to gas trouble? Too hard to breath..

  • I sufferred and still suferring of gastric for many years now, I have been using different priscriptions from Drs but nothing has changed. I stoped lot of food but still in pain. Please advise me what food do I need to take, I sometimes feels satisfied even if I ate little after some hours. What health diet do I need as gastric sufferer? Please help me. When I started with grastric I was thinking I ate poison and I felt vomiting and what was coming out was chocolate thick salivas.
    what caused that?

    • @Tuffy Martha; You can try the different natural remedies found on the net. You need to find the right food and supplement that can ease your situation. Many natural herbs and remedies work for some and also cause problems for others. So you need to try 1 by 1 for a few days and if you feel healthy and relieved, you can try that. BTW, as a home remedy I can suggest “Tymol seeds” after food. Also cumin seeds powder with little salt is also good for digestion. But see for a few days if it gives relief or otherwise avoid it. Let me know the result of your experiment. 🙂

  • Lanny

    I just recently suffered from gastric and it has given a lot of pain . I also need help

  • shankar patil bichkunda

    Kadupu ubhar avuthundhi

  • jinesh

    i have a gastric problem from last 6 month. so pls. advise which food have type of food eat & avoid to reduce the gastric problem.

  • Suryam

    I have faced gas problem, please give me which food I need to take

  • samir Debbarma

    I am suffering from gastric so many years ago when I bracing my teeth in every morning that time I am suffering like nausea, vomiting etc.So tell me what should I do in this situation please help me. Thank you.

    • @samir Debbarma: For nausea, you can try some english gastric medicine like Zinetac etc. Also don’t go empty stomache too often. Eat something that soothes your stomache like icecream etc. Also the food last night has an impact. So try with some buttermilk, cumin seeds etc as home remedy.

  • Beshir

    I take some tablets named Omeprazol and they help me a lot but the problem that i’m use to them now and it’s hard to stop, because i’m suffering of gastric since almost two years, but i decided to take new food program and stand up against the gastric, thanks for the advices

  • I have been suffering from gastritis problem since last 20 years or so. i regularly take amla juice with ‘MISRI”, honey and aloevera juice as remedial measure. i mostly live on juice and raw vegetables. Whenever i switch over to cooked food, fried things i suffer from heaviness of chest to a very great extent. i do not take cereals, but if at all i take cereals at times it gives me heavy constipation resulting in migraine and acidity. I take lemon juice too. Oil is bad for me, i learnt from my own experience. As i breathe 3 to 4 times per minute during waking hours my food intake in solid form has been reduced almost to null. I do not take allopathy medicine as a cure. Should i completely abstain from taking oil ? i do not feel hungry if i live on liquid diet.i do not take milk and milk items as they harm me.i maintain a constant weight of 52 kg as per my age 65 years which is normal. i do not have blood pressure and diabetes. My E.C.G. is absolutely normal but i have triglyceride level high in lipid profile. My lipid profile is disturbed. Kindly advise me the right type of food for sustenance and oblige.

    • @Bijoylakshmi Das: Thanks for your elaborate history. You maintain a good healthy diet and should continue to do so. It is common that cholesterol levels are little bit high these days. So better check with a heart specialist or endocrinologist. As for as food is considered, have a vegeterian diet. Eating less at your age is good. Go to bed early. Oil is bad for everybody, so restrict to less than 800 gm per head per month. Do yoga, drink water, eat ginger with some salt in the morning (if that helps, otherwise stop it), eat cumin seeds etc.

  • Karthick

    I am eating a omez capsule weekly twice due to gastric problem kindly advice me to take proper food to avoid capsules

  • Toini

    I have been suffering by gastrr for more than a decade now and its very painful, am worried what to eat now? I stopped eating bread, potatoes, macaroni, beans, most of vegetables but still

    • laston mugala

      Eat fresh fruits,vegetables,rice,avoid alcohol,carbonated drinks and processed foods

  • Nithyananda

    Iam suffering from symptoms like burning in stomach, left chest paint and sometimes left hand paining pls help.


    i am suffering with gastric last 3 years kinldy help

  • Shekupakela

    I hve gastritis it seems like every food I take has a problem pls help I’m suffering from a Burning sensations every single day pls help

  • I have been suffering from gastritis for quite a long time now,especially at night when i go to sleep.This burning sensation is troubling me a lot..i want to know on which fruits and vegetables i need to take in order recover from gastric…please help

  • vaishali

    I have ACIDITY PROBLEM due to delay of mensuration.
    How to heal this problem ?

  • Malathi

    I HAVE GAS PROBLEMS FOR DELAYING DATE PROBLEMS AND ALSO two or three days onwards am suffering from stomach pain for pain relief what i have to take food items pls tell me

    Thank u

  • i feel disiness and numbness sometimes feer to falldown unless i eat something 2 hours after breakfast and lunch. I do that but when i am in meetings and places where no something to eat i suffer a lot from those problems.
    Can gistrics disease may lead to falling down and what is the overall remedy for my problem?
    With Regards,

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