#Health Tip 15 of 30# – UNDERSTANDING HYPERACIDITY
☤*#Health Tip 15 of 30#*☤
Hyperacidity occurs in two primary ways.
_The first is digestive fluids from the stomach, which are acidic, enter the esophagus. The result is irritation of the lining of your esophagus and classic symptoms such as heartburn_.
_The second is that some people produce excess stomach acid. In either case, foods that stimulate stomach acid may trigger symptoms_.
📣*Foods to Reach For*📣
➡Fruits and vegetables should be a staple of every healthy diet.
➡If you have acid reflux, stick to lightly seasoned baked, broiled or steamed vegetables and fresh, fruit.
➡Choose reduced-fat dairy foods, such as yogurt and cottage cheese.
➡Select fresh, lean cuts of beef, pork and poultry, as well as fish.
➡Whole grains are another staple food. Opt for low-fat whole grains like brown rice, whole oats, whole wheat
📣*Foods to Avoid*📣
➡Certain fruits such as tomatoes and citrus fruits like lemons, tangerines and grapefruit are common acid reflux triggers. Steer clear of these to lower your risk of flare-ups.
➡Most vegetables are safe, but for some people, onions trigger symptoms.
➡Any high-fat food is likely to cause issues. Avoid eating fried food or fatty foods. This means avoiding processed meats like sausages and hot dogs and regular versions of foods like pizza. Learn healthier ways to make the foods you enjoy.
➡Certain beverages trigger symptoms in some people.
➡Assess your tolerance of coffee, tea, mint-flavored beverages, alcohol and carbonated drinks.
➡Peppermint and chocolate are also common triggers.
➡Avoid consuming large meals and eat on smaller plates to help control your portions.
➡If you smoke, take steps to quit, as nicotine triggers acid reflux.
➡The time of day you eat may also cause problems. Avoid eating too close to bedtime, skip the midnight snacks and don’t lie down immediately after eating.
➡If you’re overweight, losing weight may help reduce symptoms.
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