A burning sensation in the chest caused by indigestion is called Acid Reflux. It is usually centered in the middle of the chest and thus also known as heartburn. The more serious and chronic form of acid reflux is called GERD, or Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease. It is generally misunderstood as heartburn. While one can greatly minimize the symptoms of acid reflux at home, for GERD one needs to meet the physician.
Now, let’s learn some of the acid reflux diet recipes to cure acid reflux at home.
You can begin your day with apple pancakes, stuffed apple dumplings, flour grain pancakes, banana muffins, French toast or buttermilk pancakes. Do not have oily stuff in the morning.
To prepare French toast, the usual ingredients required are eggs, sugar, salt, milk, 10-12 slices of bread, butter and maple syrup.
However, we will use the available low-fat egg substitutes instead of eggs. Instead of creamy milk, skimmed or low fat milk would be preferred. Whole wheat bread would go well with your digestive disorder. Brown sugar would be preferred over ordinary sugar in our condition. Similarly, low fat butter or margarine would be preferred over its more common substitute.
For lunch you can go for salads to avoid the inconveniences due to the rise of acids. This goes particularly for those who generally have lunch in their offices. Greek salad, Chinese salad, noodle salad, chicken salad with salmon, six bean salad, potato salad and all are good for suppressing this condition.
The technique for preparing these salads is also the same as that of preparing breakfast. Let’s take potato salad as an example. The usual ingredients in this case are potato, hard-cooked eggs, celery, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to taste and chopped parsley.
To make it low acid inducing, the differences would be the low-fat mayonnaise and the egg substitute. Onion, mustard and pepper would also be avoided as these are acidic in nature. You can however add other vegetables like beans and carrots to aid in our digestion process.
For appetizer, in the evening, cauliflower, broccoli, English cucumbers, radishes, green and yellow zucchinis, carrot sticks, whole small mushrooms, six bean soups, beef stew, iced cucumber soup, spinach soup, mixed vegetable soup or any other non-acidic appetizer can be chosen.
And last but not least, dinner would be early, preferably two hours before going to bed. You can take baked chicken with rice, beef and vegetable stir-fry, chicken and vegetable stir-fry, sesame chicken kabobs, pasta and vegetable frittata, baked broccoli and rice, cashew vegetable fried rice, beef stew and so on. Foods like tomato sauce lasagna are a strict no-no. And the oils used in all these must be low in fat.
Hopefully, the acid reflux diet recipes discussed above will help you. Also, curtail the consumption of micro-waves, frozen, pre-packed and processed foods as well.