Many people have experienced heartburn and terrible stomach aches at some point in their lives,
but what happens when it becomes a frequent or even daily
occurrence that makes it almost unbearable to enjoy your favorite meal? Well, here are a few tips that will help you to get well on your way into a more friendly and health conscious dining experience.
Most people find that common foods that cause acid reflux include alcohol, caffeine,
citrus, chocolate, spicy or fried foods, garlic, onions, peppermint and
tomatoes; and since this is the case you can’t always COMPLETELY eliminate the culprits.
One of the worse parts is that many of the issues linked with chronic acid reflux, or gastroesophageal
reflux disease (GERD), and similar symptoms can lead to the erosion of tooth enamel. This not only breaks the bank in dental fees, but it also leads to more serious issues such as damage to the esophagus; just one main organ of many that feel the burn.
Once you identify your triggers you should actually take a close look at the label. Is your favorite chocolate bar pure? Are you drinking an influx of strong liquors that upset the kidneys and stomach, instead of a glass of red wine? Are you eating your veggies raw instead of lightly cooked? Is what you’re eating full of SALT?
These are questions that are going to challenge you to see what is in your food and makes the necessary changes. Usually, an store-front/checkout line impulse buy is a indication that it may be packed with excess salt, sugar and spices that will make you pay later. Being able to eat WHATEVER you want WHENEVER does not mean you have true POWER. The POWER comes from being able to eat food that adds to you and are healing to the body. Food is meat to be not only fuel, however, an actual medicine. So completely omitting, or gradually limiting the portion sizes of the “no” foods will only increase the level of your health.
When you eat is just as important as what you eat! It is recommended
that we wait at least three hours after dinner before
going to bed. For many, this means eating dinner at the appropriate time for digestion; that time is 3PM- 6 PM in the day. If you must eat late have a lite salad or maybe some fruit; if it is in season, eat melon by itself.
In closing! Stay away from those AWFUL heart burn and stomach medications that offer up “quick results”, some of them are being recalled as we speak and are toxic to the body. It’s better to stay out of the snake pit, then to dive right in with the anti-venom in tow. Trust in your ability to know your body, instead of relying on something out of a bottle to give you temporary comfort.
Try it and see the results!