While you need to eat the right healthy foods to beat acidity, you need to avoid certain foods to prevent or alleviate the symptoms of acidity. Here’s a list of foods that our expert dieticians recommend to eliminate from your diet for acidity.
- Foods High in Fats:
Fatty and fried foods can cause your lower esophageal sphincter to relax, thereby letting more stomach acid flow back into the esophagus. Thus, they put you at risk of developing acidity or aggravating acidity symptoms. So, avoid foods containing a high quantity of fats, such as fried onion rings, French fries, oily foods, full-fat dairy products, such as sour cream.
Chocolate comprises methylxanthine, which relaxes muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter and makes you more vulnerable to acid reflux. So, we recommend avoiding it.
- Citrus Fruits and Fruits containing Acid
Even though fruits and vegetables are a crucial part of our well-balanced diet, certain fruits may worsen acidity symptoms, particularly acidic fruits. If you are experiencing acidity, while having homeopathic medicine for acidity, our health experts recommend you avoid certain fruits in your diet. Lemons, tomatoes, oranges, limes, pineapples, and grapefruits are some natural foods with high acid content. So, avoid them.
- Spicy and tangy Foods:
The consumption of spicy and tangy foods, such as onions and foods containing a lot of spicy ingredients, may trigger acid reflux in some people. Avoiding them can help you have relief.
Mint and edible products containing mint flavours can trigger the discomforting symptoms of acid reflux. So, avoid chewing gums with mint flavours.