As the title suggests, in this article I will talk about the five things you must not do at all, that is, if you are really serious about curing your acid reflux problem.
Don’t Eat Spicy Foods: While I don’t mean to say that you need not eat bland and boring foods all your life, the less spicy your food is the fewer bouts of acid reflux you will suffer from. Now, you may be so used to eating spicy foods that you may not think that what you are eating is really spicy. So, carefully consider what your food is made of and what spices are being used to cook it. An even easier way to detect spicy food is: if any food makes you feel generally uncomfortable and bitter burps start coming out of your stomach soon after then something is really wrong with your food! When you are cooking your own food, it is best to use as little spices as possible.
Spicy foods are just as bad for your stomach as fatty foods. In this connection I would also suggest that you avoid fast foods as they are high not only in fat but also spices.
Don’t Eat A Large Meal: Whether you suffer from acid reflux or not, it is generally a good idea to break down your oversized meals into smaller chunks so as to make it easier for your stomach to digest your food. The more easily your stomach is able to digest your food, the less frequently you will suffer from acid reflux. Just think about it: the more you eat, the more time and work is required from your stomach in order to digest it; the harder your stomach works, the more acid it produces; the more acid you have in your stomach, the more likely you are to suffer from acid reflux!
Avoid having a very heavy dinner before bedtime. As I said earlier, a large meal requires your stomach to release a large amount of acid in order to digest it, and when you lie down in bed, this extra acid gets refluxed back to your esophagus from your stomach. If you sleep at 12am, you should ideally have your last large meal by 7pm or 8pm at most.
Don’t Drink Alcohol: Alcohol only adds to your acid reflux problem by producing even more acid than your stomach would otherwise; on top of that, it also relaxes the sphincter muscles of your esophagus which would have otherwise prevented an acid reflux by remaining tight. The bottom-line is, if you want to get rid of acid reflux fast, you should get rid of alcohol first.
Don’t Smoke: Smoking is just as bad as alcohol. As a matter of fact, your saliva helps keep the acid reflux away ; however, when you smoke, this saliva dries out, thereby making you suffer from acid reflux. In fact any form of tobacco should be a strict no-no for you,
Don’t Eat Foods Which Trigger Acid Reflux: Even if you don’t do any of the things mentioned above but still continue to consume tomatoes, coffee, tea, chocolate, citrus fruits, etc., your problems won’t diminish. These foods must be struck off your diet if you want to lead a healthy and happy life free from acid reflux! Good luck. If you need more information on how to cure acid reflux, [adrotate banner=”6″]