Acid reflux is a condition in which acid backflow regularly from the stomach into the esophagus. This regurgitation is usually long-term, and can result in uncomfortable symptoms, including heartburn and pain in the upper abdomen. The severity of the condition often relates to diet and lifestyle.
Your doctor may diagnose you with gastroesophageal disease (GERD) if this happens more than twice a week.
Avoiding trigger foods and following other dietary tips may relieve the symptoms of GERD.
|To Avoid||To Consume|
|Taro root (Arbi)||Pumpkin|
|-||All gourds are good to have like Bottle gourd, ash gourd, ridge gourd (ghiya, petha & tori etc)|
|High citrus fruits should be avoided||Watermelon|
|Grape fruit||Musk melon|
|All sour fruits||Apple|
|Black gram||Yellow lentil|
|Kidney bean||Green lentil|
|Avoid fried meat product||Steamed and grilled poultry and meats|
|Spices like red chili (lal mirch)||Fennel (saunf)|
|Green chili (hari mirchi)||Carom (azwain)|
|Cloves (laung)||Fenugreek (methi)|
|Black pepper (kali mirch)||Cumin (jeera)|
|Other Food Items|
|Caffeine||Herbal tea made from cumin-jeera, coriander-dhaniya and fennel seeds – saunf is good to have.|
|Fast foods||Take Indian goose berry –amla powder daily after meal.|
|Carbonated drinks||Mixture of Indian goose berry, fennel and licorice powder in quantity of 1 tsp is good after each meal.|
|High fat foods||-|
Methi Parata 2+ 1 tbs green chutney( Avoid mint leaves)
1 Portion fruit(Avoid Citrus fruits)
1 cup rice+ chicken curry( 150 gm chicken+ 1 cup cucumber salad. ( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Brown rice flakes poha 1 cup.
Wheat dosa 3 + 1/2 cup Bitter guard subji.( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
To prevent or reduce acid reflux, start an acid reflux diet and lifestyle like the Pritikin Program. Here are 13 key lifestyle-based solutions: