For a thorough understanding of how to deal with acidity, it is important to identify its causes and accommodate dietary changes accordingly.
Mona Jauhar (Practices Functional Medicine in New York, Registered Dietician, Certified Weight Management Specialist) explains that contrary to popular belief, acidity is caused when the stomach produces less acid – less than is required to digest the food. The undigested food then tries to come up and enters the lower esophageal sphincter. As your esophagus does not have a protective lining, the acid that is mixed with the food causes the burning sensation and other symptoms of acidity.
Consuming over-the-counter antacids is not a long-term solution because they are harmful to health. Evidence suggests that consuming antacids leads to vitamin B12 deficiency, anaemia, bacterial overgrowth, hip fractures, osteoporosis, depression, etc.
To manage acidity, Mona recommends certain dietary modification and lifestyle changes:-
For quick-fixes to manage acidity Mona recommends using kitchen ingredients such as baking soda, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and salt for temporary relief.
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