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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

Associate Professor in Civil Engineering
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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  • aman July 9, 2013, 2:56 pm

    Dear concerns

    I have a problem in digestive system when I eat some food then I feel weakness at in body in eating time . Please help me my contact no. 9990136416

  • Issak Madeena RahamaTullah July 11, 2013, 8:57 am

    I have gastric problem, so please suggest me the vegetables that should eat reguarly

  • palivelapraveen April 5, 2014, 1:03 pm

    Please help me for gastric problem digestion.

    • Palla Sridhar April 5, 2014, 1:08 pm

      @Praveen: Drink more water. Also don’t eat spicy foods. Use lot of butter-milk. If possible use Rabesec-20mg. It gives good relief for bloating. Let me know if this helps. Also use natural remedies more than artificial remedies.

  • shaik yaseen August 4, 2014, 6:36 pm

    dear sir
    i have Erosive Antral Gastritis so please suggest me the vegetables that should eat reguarly which medicine use please tell me sir

  • babita August 14, 2014, 11:05 am

    i have gastric problem from last 1 year, please suggest me which food is good for gastric digestion and in morning which food eat regularly,

    • elenani nalewabau October 20, 2014, 4:57 pm

      I have gastric and it rilly hurts from the inside,sometimes I don’t feel like eating ..so please if you prescribed me some healthy tips of which food to eat or not to eat…

      • Palla Sridhar October 20, 2014, 6:02 pm

        @Elenani: Drink more water daily. Lie down for some-time. Don’t exhaust yourself quickly.. Take proper rest….Also ginger root tea is good and chew enough gum while eating. Mustard taking in raw also could help..Take 3-4 almonds after each meal.. Mainly relax yourself with healthy exercise. :)

  • babita August 14, 2014, 11:19 am

    i have gastric problem from last 1 year, please suggest me which food is good for gastric digestion and in morning which food eat regularly, is green gram is good for gastric please suggeat

    • Palla Ramarao August 15, 2014, 7:47 pm

      @babita: Thanks for commenting. Sprouted green grams are good for health. Also taking some gastric tablet in the early morning reduces bloating. Drink lot of buttermilk in the morning. More liquids and soft foods help to soothen during the start of gastric pain.

  • kiryi Potom August 24, 2014, 11:07 am

    I am a gastric patient. What food items to consume or not to consume.
    Mostly paining in the stomach is happen in the night around 1-3 am.
    Kindly suggest me, I am trying to get relief from this problem but couldn’t. It’s serious matter.

    • kalid January 27, 2015, 7:55 pm

      gastroble u eat 6 pm work sloly dont eat tomouch ovaid tension eat slowly grind food sloly dont wast energy taking more food

  • Pritam paul October 8, 2014, 6:51 am

    Take Inlife probiotics And prebiotics Found in ebay.in,Snepdeal and Himalaya Triphala Capsul Very effective medicine For Diggestive problems

  • kp tomar October 11, 2014, 8:07 pm

    My gestic problems solve me.

  • karticko November 3, 2014, 10:02 am

    i am suffering from gastic problem for last 4 yrs , daily i use to vomit early in morning which hurt a lot from inside will u pls suggest me

    • Palla Sridhar November 3, 2014, 7:47 pm

      @Kartick: Take proper medicine and remove any causes from other problems. You can also take carrot and mint juice, rice tea, burnt toast, apple cider vinegar, crap diet like cherries, apricots, prunes etc, yogurt, caraway seeds, fennel, heat, etc which are good natural remedies for gastric pain with vomiting. Also take lot of water and don’t be on empty stomach for long. Take ginger frequently in the morning which will help in the long-run.

  • Gemma November 14, 2014, 3:13 pm

    What should I do? Just took the ultrasound and blood test result all negative.but really stomach pain specially in upper right part…they gave only for Gastric pills.

  • Shankar Chinju November 14, 2014, 3:43 pm

    Am 26yrs old i feel like my stomach has bad bacterial even if i eat rice it creates gas my stomach go big. Finding a way to clean my stomach? Also would like to which are the vegetables that does nt form gas.

  • uma November 19, 2014, 5:49 pm

    I have a stomach pain that comes and goes and gas and bloating , i took the gastric tablets also but no results, Please help me sir

  • RJ P Gupta November 19, 2014, 8:04 pm

    I feel irritation like burn in back of stomach and moving round back portion, some times sleep disturbed in the mid night. No burning ,pain in chest. Stool two times in morning regular. Stool test reports acidic and semi digested food. I also suffered from depression in 2006. That time also gas formation and sound in stomach was one of the symptom. Is it gastric or something else. All reports like endoscopic and clonoscopic are normal. Pl. Advice remedy.

    • Palla Sridhar November 22, 2014, 7:23 pm

      @RJ P Gupta: Send me your height, weight, age and waist dimensions.

  • perumalla srinivas November 22, 2014, 10:53 am

    palla ramarao sir, iam suffuring with gastric problem and giving pain also in stomock and vomiting sensation also pl. give ur suggetion

    • Palla Sridhar November 22, 2014, 7:28 pm

      @perumalla srinivas: If it’s serious check with a doctor. But as remedy you can try these herbs.


      Also take ginger tea, warm lemon water whenever possible.
      Also what are your food habits, work and any bad habits?

  • BABU K November 25, 2014, 1:29 pm

    Iam having gasteric problem some time i am waking form my sleed that time if i eat some food it gets relaxed so my question is cna i control and cure this problem with normal food practice

    • Palla Sridhar November 25, 2014, 7:29 pm

      @BABU K: Are you have diabetes? Please check your sugar levels at the nearest clinic!

  • ari November 27, 2014, 12:26 am

    sir to me digestion problem and heartburning.is this danger sir.

  • rishabh November 27, 2014, 7:45 am

    Hi Palla,

    Having distestation problem. what should I eat . whatever I eat my tummy swells & pain. Even my empty stomach also swells & pain. Any exercises that could also help.

  • Imran Pathan December 8, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Hello sir,

    Actually I have gastric Problem but..daily after 12 pm dysentery Problem(means Afternoon)..Pls suggest Solution??

  • sehrish December 8, 2014, 6:02 pm

    My husband is having gastric problem since 3 weeks we concerned the doctor and he told my hubby to avoid eating dairy products strictly abandoned him for yogurt and milk. i am confused what to give him in food? i am using very little of spices in our food, i gave him red meat day before yesterday and chicken yesterday.. rice i cook everyday for him.. i also give him vegetables.. is lady finger (okra) good to give him?

  • ajeet sherwani December 22, 2014, 1:24 pm

    I have problem same gastric acidity what I eat in night vegetables is not pain.

  • anila December 30, 2014, 7:38 am

    In morning mh upper stomach really painful…what can I do the medicine also not working…Is hot water good for gastritic ??

  • esahsis January 1, 2015, 10:56 pm

    the medicines usually makes the situation more worse…. please stay away of medicines this is something to be dealt with your eating style and lifestyle pattern…. eat less, chew well, d’ont be under stress, ginger in morning is a must, less rice and roti… more of salad helps in digestion……

    avoid chicken, thick curd, un boiled rice ….. do walking for 30 mins two times and drink water properly………..

  • Narender kumar January 3, 2015, 10:07 am

    I have problem same gastric acidity in 45 years …so what I eat ?

  • KARAN.P.S January 11, 2015, 12:08 pm

    I am 55years old and sufferuing from constipation and gas terouble since 5 years.i used to take antacid tablets and syrup before.now i am getting pain also. can u sujest any remedies.

  • Brij January 23, 2015, 3:58 am

    When I lie down, I feel In my head that something is pushing my head.
    Only feel ok while sitting down.
    Vomiting…want to force and vomit but cant…
    Can’t eat food.
    Please help

  • pritam January 31, 2015, 2:40 am

    Hi…I am 24 years old…and I am suffering from indigestion..morning I will go for 2-3 times for stool..in morning …my stomach is not emptying for first time….I am pure vegetarian… Whenever i take dosa..dishes made from bengal gram like bajji..make me go for stool…Please suggest me..what type of food i need to follow…i take plenty of water daily…but still this gas problem exists…sometimes I go for nearly 4-5 times daily for stool…

    • Palla Sridhar January 31, 2015, 7:43 pm

      @pritam: This could be due to IBS. (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Stop eating bajjis and concentrate more on chapatis and fibre diet. Consult a doctor for further action. :)

  • RK REDDY February 1, 2015, 7:02 am

    which foods to take in gastric problem person and which foods to avoid?? please tell me to reduce gastric naturally. I have gastric problem and age is 24.

    • Palla Sridhar February 1, 2015, 6:13 pm

      @RK REDDY: It varies person to person. For example, rice is good for some and bad for some. But generally, foods to avoid are – Fried Food, Processed Food, Carbonated drinks, Alcohol, Meat, Spices, Hot Chilly stuff etc. So better write a meal plan. See which suits you and avoid which gives reaction. But curd, vegetables, Soy products are good.

  • Sujit February 4, 2015, 10:45 pm

    I m also gastric patient. When I m go to toilet in morning I havent shit good way

  • Praveen s o February 8, 2015, 12:35 pm

    I have gastric (heart burnig) problem my age is 33 please help me home remedy for it and how I can prevent it

    • Palla Sridhar February 8, 2015, 12:59 pm

      @Praveen s o: What is the nature of your job? Try some butter-milk, mint, Rice Water, Warm Lemon Water, Ginger Root Tea, Chamomile Tea etc. Also you can take some homeopathic medicine which can ease your situation.. But better mention your job nature also, so I can recommend better.

  • Roja Runghen February 9, 2015, 1:29 pm

    My mum is 61 years old and she is suffering from gastric nearly 1 week.
    What food items to consume or not to consume.
    Mostly paining in the stomach is happen in the night around 1-3 am.

  • lavin February 12, 2015, 4:30 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Please help me I have gastric from past 6 Months….I can’t able eat anything ..if i eat something I feel very painful like burn in my heart and i feel vomiting…so what i have to Eat,Drink and Do……?

    • Palla Sridhar February 12, 2015, 7:20 pm

      @lavin: This is mostly due to acidity..Try some yogurt, buttermilk, oatmeal, ginger tea, aloe vera, salad, try banana, water-melon, fennel etc.. Same type of foods are good for some and bad for some. So try a few good acidity reducing foods and see if they help you. Otherwise, just drop them. Make a plan about your diet and see which suits you.. :)

  • Jacob Thawng February 12, 2015, 6:11 pm

    Sir, I have stomach pain since 4 years and I was checking hospitals but still always painting last moth I was checking in Hospital and checking with Endoscopy and they said Diffuse Gastric So I don’t know what I have to do can you give Mr suggest the doctor give me some medicine but I painting always.

  • jayn February 21, 2015, 7:06 pm

    Thanks for the information. I have learnt alot.

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