Nutritionist indicates 9 simple ways to ease reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a digestive problem in which the acids present inside the stomach go back through the esophagus rather than following the normal flow of digestion. There are several factors that can trigger reflux, ranging from psychological issues to food intolerance. The functional nutritionist, Patrícia Davidson Haiat, has published in her Instagram some simple tips that may help reflux sufferers.
Foods to Avoid
- Rich in bad fats and sugars: Fritters, sausages, industrialized and sweet. Excess fat and sugar make digestion difficult, spending more time in the retina of the stomach.
- Caffeine: coffee, teas and chocolate. These foods stimulate the stomach and interfere with the contraction of the sphincters favoring reflux.
- Fermented foods, because they irritate the gastrointestinal mucosa.
- Simple carbohydrates: breads, pastas, biscuits, pasta. They decrease the strength of the sphincter that closes the passageway between the stomach and the esophagus.
What to do
- Choose lean meats
- Avoid drinking liquids during meals
- Avoid eating close to bedtime
- Avoid exaggerated portions
- Try to identify foods that cause some kind of intolerance and remove them from food for a period of time.
However, we talked to nutritionists and nutrologists who argue that milk and its derivatives provide a number of health benefits for those who have no food restrictions and still help them lose weight. Check out the problems of the lactose-free diet and understand why food is so important to a balanced diet.
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine of the American Medical Association revealed that the high concentration of vitamins and minerals in the body is linked to a higher mortality rate in women of advanced age. The analysis was led by scientists at the University of Eastern Finland in Finland.