Hyperacidity or dyspepsia is a digestive problem that can be attributed to indigestion, benign gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other gut issues. This can be triggered by several factors, including stress, bad eating habits, medications, and certain types of food.
If you have this condition, you probably strategize your meals and check food combinations to see if what you're about to eat can trigger an attack or not. It can be a hassle especially for events that call for buffets, as you'll need to carefully plan what to pick while your companions are already happily chowing.
Although your choices are limited, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a good meal. Below is a quick food list of what you can consume on a regular basis.
1. Soy milk
Soy milk is a great alternative for full-cream milk. It’s kinder to the tummy, and as an added bonus, it’s less fattening. Although soy milk is generally considered a healthy source of protein, women who are fighting breast cancer may need to consult their doctors about taking it, as WebMD notes that it contains estrogen.
2. Rice coffee
If you can’t let go of your cup of joe, stock up on rice coffee. Rice coffee is caffeine-free and a great antioxidant that helps calm the stomach.
Oatmeal is famous for providing high levels of protein and fiber to keep you going, but did you know that it also helps absorb acid and promotes proper digestion? Aside from keeping you full longer than regular breakfast fares, it also helps settle your tummy.
Pork and beef are generally hard to digest, thus, making chicken a good substitute. Just make sure you don’t fry it and that you always remove the skin, as oil and fat can trigger the condition.
5. Fish and other seafood
Seafood is typically lower in fat and very neutral when it comes to taste. Have it broiled, baked, or grilled, but not fried.
Green veggies, including broccoli, cauliflower, grean beans, and celery are low in acid. Root crops such as potatoes can also calm the stomach, but do avoid those with potent tastes such as garlic and onions.
A lot of fruits have high acid content, but you can be safe with bananas and melons. If you’re really into having fruits such as peaches, which are considered sub-acidic, you can try taking a small portion with your oatmeal to balance things out.