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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Conclusion

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
Palla Ramarao is my father's name. I am an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering. I completed my Masters from IIT Kanpur, INDIA. I left Civil Engineering for the passion of Software. But I was diagnosed for Thyroid in 2000 and my life changed much. Lately I'm suffering from Diabetes and other related problems. Instability in Career and Bad Health led me to Blogging and being a "patient" myself, helped me to start this blog.

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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,

  • 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.

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