Eat these foods to fight acidity during summer!
To avoid chances of acidity during the hot days, one should include foods like bananas, melons and coconut water in their diet.
New Delhi: One often suffers from acidity during the hot summer season. Acidity is mainly because of long gap between meals, having too much of spicy food and tea or coffee regularly.
It causes uncomfortable symptoms, pain, and even severe health problems.
So, to avoid chances of acidity during the hot days one should include these foods in their diet.
The fruit contains potassium that produces mucous in the lining of the stomach, thus lowering the pH levels in the body. Bananas also contains rich amount of fibre and is a great source of roughage. So, eat the fruit during summer to keep acidity at bay.
Melons such as cantaloupe, musk melon and watermelon are high on anti-oxidants and fibre that helps to avoid acid reflux and other stomach ailments by maintaining the mucous membrane. The cooling properties and high water content in the fruits also help hydrate the body and reduce pH levels.
This natural drink contains a cleansing properties that helps to flush out toxins from your body. Coconut water is also rich in fibre content and helps with regular bowel movements.
Another excellent way to combat acidity is to drink cold milk. As milk absorbs acid formation in the stomach, it helps in stopping any reflux or burning sensation in the gastric system.
Buttermilk and curd
Besides milk, other milk products (except cheese) like curd and buttermilk also provide relief from acidity as these products cool the stomach and the natural bacteria in them do not allow acid formation. They also help in keeping the overall digestive system healthy.
Say no to food carts
Though these should be avoided all year round, they are definitely a strict no-no during summer season. Rise in temperature goes hand-in-hand with water scarcity, which in turn means compromise on washing properly in the kitchen. And that can have a bad effect on your system when you eat food that is not washed properly before cooking or cooked by hands that have been not thoroughly cleaned. Gastroenteritis, amoebic dysentery and diarrhoea are common during this time of the year.
Swap juice for whole fruit instead
In summer, you often spot house flies especially in markets near food vendors. They are major germ carriers and thus, people should be careful when having juice outside. Instead of cutting fruits or blending them into juice you should rather try to eat whole fruits to keep infections at bay.
(With IANS inputs)