The role of diet in treating indigestion .. What foods should be eaten and avoided?


Indigestion is the pain and discomfort that occurs in the upper or middle part of the stomach.  Which may cause symptoms of digestive disorders such as flatulence and gas, or heartburn and heartburn, or nausea, vomiting and belching.

 Indigestion is often caused by stomach ulcers or acid reflux.

 We previously talked about the causes of indigestion in detail, the accompanying symptoms, complications and the risks that may result from them.  And the most important treatment methods available.

 Today, God Almighty willing, we will focus on the role of the diet in treating the problem of indigestion.

 How can I overcome the problem of indigestion naturally, without relying on drugs unless absolutely necessary

 Studies have indicated the effect of the quality of the foods consumed on the health of the digestive system.

 Some foods improve digestion.  And significantly enhance the health of the body.  While other foods aggravate digestive problems.  It irritates the stomach and increases the symptoms of indigestion and difficulty absorption.

 If you suffer from indigestion permanently, you need to consult a doctor.  To detect the underlying causes and treat them.

 Indigestion Diet is useful in treating mild cases of indigestion.  In more severe cases, following the indigestion treatment diet contributes to relieving symptoms and reducing the risk of stomach ulcers, in combination with medication.

 Foods that aggravate the problem of indigestion:

 Fried foods that are rich in fat and fat, foods rich in spices, spices, and sausages Soft drinks, tea and coffee, whether rich in caffeine or without caffeine, alcohol, cocoa and chocolate citrus fruits, juices, and red watermelon  (Ice cream), chips, onions and garlic

 All these foods and drinks increase gastric acid production.  Which may cause digestive problems in some individuals.

 It is also recommended to pay attention to the body's reactions to every food you eat.  The nature of the body differs from one person to another.  Some of them complain of discomfort with certain foods.  While some of these same foods do not cause any problems for others.

 On the other hand, there are foods that contribute to relieving symptoms of indigestion.  It is recommended to add them to the diet.

 Foods that relieve indigestion symptoms:

 Foods that contain flavonoids, such as apples, celery and cranberries, may inhibit the growth of the Helicobacter bacterium, which is responsible for most cases of stomach ulcers.

 Examples of foods that are good for digestion include:

 Rice, apples, rich in pectin, soluble dietary fiber that improves digestion, bread, honey, milk, rich in probiotic compounds that strengthen beneficial bacteria in the gut, caraway seeds, flax seeds, an essential source of dietary fiber, papaya, fruits rich in digestive enzymes called papain, whole grains, rich in dietary fibers that promote digestion, such as bran and quinine.  Cucumber and potatoes: Ginger or ginger tea treats heartburn and other digestive disorders. Oats are rich sources of fiber.  Therefore, it has an effective role in reducing stomach acidity and improving digestion. Non-acidic fruits such as bananas, pears and apples, lean meats without skin, fat and bone, such as fish, tuna and chicken fillets.  In the case of oven roasting and not deep frying, egg whites, only the whites, not the yolks.  The fat resides in the egg yolk and thus may cause esophageal reflux. Healthy fats such as olive oil, flaxseed, avocado, and sunflower oil.

 As we mentioned earlier, the role of the way food has an effect on the digestive process:

 When eating enough, this helps control the symptoms of indigestion. The role of the psychological factor is not hidden, and we have talked about it separately in the article The effect of mental state and stress on the health of the digestive system. Eating in a calm atmosphere and slowly and chewing food well,  It contributes to reducing the percentage of digestive symptoms such as flatulence, gas and belching. The amount of food you eat has a role in that as well.  Eating small meals throughout the day has a better effect than eating fewer meals in larger quantities! Eating within two hours before bedtime, increases the likelihood of symptoms of indigestion and acid reflux.

 In the event that Helicobacter pylori infection is believed to be responsible for the symptoms of dyspepsia.  It is necessary to consult a doctor for appropriate treatment.  And diet alone will not be sufficient to eliminate bacteria.

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