Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is when the contents of the stomach reflux into the esophagus, causing various problems such as heartburn, acid reflux, and damage to the esophageal mucosa due to reflux. Repeated exposure of the esophageal mucosa to gastric acid may cause reflux esophagitis, esophageal ulcer, esophageal stricture, etc. Along with treatment, efforts to improve eating habits are also required. So, let’s look at foods that can help prevent reflux esophagitis
Bananas are alkaline foods and are good for gastroesophageal reflux disease. As an alkaline food, it is said to be good because it acts as a natural antacid that neutralizes stomach acid. In particular, it is said that it is recommended to eat a banana with a blackened skin rather than an unripe banana.
Cabbage is famous as a good food for the stomach. Vitamin U contained in cabbage protects and regenerates and strengthens the gastrointestinal mucosa, helps smooth metabolism and helps the regeneration of wounded mucous membranes, and vitamin K has a hemostatic effect that prevents bleeding from gastrointestinal wounds. In addition, the rich fiber acts like a natural digestive agent, helping food to be digested quickly without reflux. However, it is recommended to eat raw cabbage as much as possible as nutrients are lost when cooked.
3) Chinese Yam
It is famous for good food for stomach. The reason is that the sticky ‘mucin’ component of hemp coats and protects the stomach wall and suppresses the excessive secretion of gastric acid. Therefore, it helps relieve heartburn caused by excess stomach acid, and is said to be effective in promoting digestion and preventing gastritis. In addition, digestive enzymes and dietary fiber are said to help improve the environment of the colon as well as the stomach. It is said that the best way to consume is to grind fresh hemp. These days, there are a lot of dry supplements that are made to make horseradish easier.
Potatoes are a representative alkaline food and have the effect of suppressing gastric acid, which is good for reflux esophagitis. You can grind it and drink it as juice, or you can steam it and eat it. However, it is better to avoid frying them using oil like french fries, as they promote gastric acid secretion.
Melon is a fruit with low acidity and is a good fruit to eat for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Eating low-acid fruits such as bananas and melons can help relieve symptoms of acid reflux. If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease, be careful when eating fruits with high acidity, such as oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and lemons, as they promote gastric acid secretion.
6) Ginger tea
Ginger is generally thought to be spicy and irritating, but when consumed in moderation, it is rather good for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Ginger has the effect of absorbing stomach acid, which relieves heartburn caused by acid reflux. It can be eaten by adding it to dishes, or brewing ginger tea and drinking it habitually can help relieve symptoms. I also sometimes have reflux esophagitis, so I should try drinking ginger tea.
Oats also have the property of absorbing gastric acid, which is said to be effective in suppressing acid reflux. It is said that it is good to cook rice with oats, and it is good to eat cereals made from oats (oatmeal, oatmeal). Oats are famous as a diet food because they keep you full for a long time and are effective in dieting. It is recommended to consume even if you are obese.
Aloe is a good food for soothing the skin and relieving inflammation. Ingesting aloe directly is said to relieve inflammation in the esophagus or stomach. As a result of the study, there was no inhibition of acid reflux and no side effects.
9) Egg White
If you have reflux esophagitis, it is best to avoid eating fatty meats such as beef, pork, and chicken skin, as fatty foods loosen the lower esophageal sphincter. On the other hand, egg whites are low in fat, low in acidity, and high in protein, so they help relieve inflammation in the esophagus. However, it is recommended to eat without the egg yolk.