It is time we adopted some prophylactic
measures to combat this threat. Hyperacidity intially manifests as gas
trouble. Antacid tablets can give temporary relief to gas trouble, but then
the entire disease can only be overcome if the body is made more alkaline.
Increase the alkalinity of the body by taking in alkaline foods. Optimum
health is in an alkaline body.
The virus H Pylori thrives in acidic
environment. So the first step is reducing acidity in the treatment of
If we alter our food habits, we can get
relief from hyperacidity. Prevention is better than cure. The body needs
both acidic and alkaline foods and we should be careful to preserve the 80%
alkalinity and 20% acidity of the body.
The acidity of blood should be 7
Potential of Hydrogen ). Overacidity affects the body's systems. adversely.
Alkaline reserves are there in the body physiologic and during the condition
of hyperacidity, these alkaline reserves will be stolen. This will weaken
the body, as reserves of sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium will be
depleted. If this process continues for a long time, our organs will be
So, in order to maintain the 80-20 Alkalinity
Acidity balance, we give below a list of acidic and alkaline foods. Pls
incorporate more alkaline foods for optimum health. Knowledge is
prophylactic and is Power ( Scientia est Potentia ).
Without Health, even Wealth and Wisdom become
Foods which reduce Acidity
Vegetables like garlic, beet root, broccoli,
cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, melon, brinjal, mushrooms, onions, pumpkin,
spinach, radish etc are food that will reduce hyperacidity.
Fruits like mangoes, papaya, apricot,
butterfuruit, dates, cherry, grapes, orange, lime, pineapple, tomato,
pumpkins, berries, almond.
Herbal tea, green tea, cardamom, ginger,
coconut, lime juice etc. The citric acid present in lime leaves an
alkaline ash. Lime is full of vitamins and minerals. Two glasses of Lime
juice, along with 12 glass of water intake, is ideal.
Foods which foster Acidity
Sunflower oil, barley, corn, beans, potatoes,
bread, chicken, cakes, coffee, eggs, mutton, green peas, soya bean, rice
food, fish, sugar, tea, milk, beef, pork, tuna, groundnut, alcoholic beer,
wine, soft drinks, noodles, neutrasweet etc.
In vegetables, organic acids along with
sodium and potassium will be more. These element increase the alkalinity of
the blood. Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium will increase alkalinity
while Sulphur, phosphorus and chlorine will foster acidity.