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Last Updated : Jul 28,2018



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Acidity Recipes, Heartburn, Gerd

What's Acidity?
Acidity is a form of indigestion in which there is accumulation of acid leading to a burning sensation in the stomach and the digestive tract. The stomach periodically produces acid to aid digestion. It is when we don't eat at regular intervals or are excessively stressed the stomach produces more acids which harms our body.

Our acidity is measured by our pH level which ranges from 0 to 14. The lower the pH level the more acidic your body feels. A 7 pH is a neutral level of, while its always better to keep your body slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.35 to 7.45. When your alkaline you will always feel better. It’s like a high and you only realise this when you shift from acidic to alkaline. This has to be done all day as the body’s pH level keeps shifting. Fortunately the kidney controls most of the body pH levels. But still, we highly recommend staying alkaline as it has numerous health benefits. Remember that acids are released from the stomach every 3 to 4 hours to breakdown the food we eat. So its always good to eat regular small meals otherwise the acids will attack the lining of the stomach to create acidity.

What causes Acidity?
'Hurry, worry and curry', in other words: eating in haste, stress and spicy foods are the primary causes of acidity. Besides these, given below are some of the other causes for acidity.

 

  What causes Acidity?
1. Irregular Meals
2. Excessive consumption of oily and spicy foods
3. Stress
4. Over eating especially before going to bed
5. Bad posture after meals
6. Excessive alcohol consumption

Are you a victim to acidity? Find out here....
Yes, you might be, if you have the following symptoms....

  Symptoms of Acidity
1. Burning sensation in the digestive tract
2. Headache
3. Sour burps
4. Dizziness due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels)

Food Guide for Acidity
Listed below is the list of acidic and alkaline foods, which will help to make your food choices very simple. These foods are classified on the basis of their acidic or alkaline nature, however there are certain foods that are acidic in nature but on digestion form alkali in our body and do not cause or aggravate acidity.

So if you suffer from acidity quite often try to avoid or restrict acidic foods (as given in the table below) whereas alkaline foods can be eaten freely. Although these foods are classified for you to make wise choices, the reaction of each food is very individualistic and vary from person to person hence pick up foods that suit you the best and help you keep away from acidity.

Food Groups Acidic Alkaline
Cereals Cereals like wheat•, rice•, dry corn etc and their flour, their products like bread, pasta, noodles, vermicelli, poha•, rawa•, oats•, brown rice•, buckwheat•• and ragi(nachni)••. Jowar, and bajra.
Pulses & Legumes All dals• and pulses• especially tuvar dal•, soyabeans• and its products like milk, granules, chunks etc., chana dal flour (besan) etc. All sprouts.
Milk and milk products Cheese, paneer, mayonnaise, butter and cream. Milk* chilled), curds*, ice creams* and milkshakes*.
Vegetables Asparagus tips (white) and cooked spinach. Green leafy vegetables like raw spinach, fenugreek, amaranth etc. lettuce, asparagus greens, cabbage, brinjal, ladies fingers, mushrooms, green peas, cucumber, onions, potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, radish, tomatoes, broccoli etc.
Fruits Plums, olives, prunes, lemon**, oranges**, pineapple**, sweet limes**, processed fruit juices, canned fruits. All other fruits like bananas, mangoes, grapes, apples, berries, figs, papaya, peaches, watermelon, chickoo, pear, muskmelon etc.
Nuts and Oilseeds Dry coconut, walnuts, peanuts, and cashewnuts. Almonds, dry figs, dry dates, raisins, apricots and fresh coconut.
Miscellaneous Tea, coffee, alcohol, vinegar, aerated beverages, spicy and fried foods, pickles, chocolate, MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate), margarine, fermented foods like idlis, dosas, dhoklas etc, confectionary, mithai, sugar, artificial sweeteners, non-veg foods, eggs and other processed foods. Ginger tea, herbal tea, honey and cinnamon.

• These foods are acidic in nature but are an important part of our daily diet and are nutritious too, hence do not avoid them totally. These foods may react differently for each one of us, hence eat them in moderation and combine with other alkaline foods e.g. mix rice (acidic) with lots of vegetables (alkaline), have chapati (acidic) with sprouts (alkaline) etc. With time find out which foods, and in what quantity from this category suits your body constitution.

•• This food is difficult to classify as acidic or alkaline hence have it only if it suits you.

* These foods are considered to be neutral, however their reactions are individualistic. Hence have them in the amounts that suit you.

** These fruits are acidic in nature but on digestion they turn alkaline and thus do not cause acidity. However if you already have acidity, its excess consumption may aggravate it, so have them in the amounts that suit you.


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Lemon Grass and Mint Tea
Recipe# 40180
02 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Summer, winter or monsoon, this is one tea that is sure to pep you up even on the most trying days! The whiffs of lemongrass and mint that escape the kettle promise your taste buds an exciting time ahead, and you will surely not be let down by this spicy, milky tea, which is full of intense flav ....
Ajwain Water
Recipe# 41751
03 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ajwain has a nice, appetizing aroma and tingling taste, which you will be able to ingest and digest even when you are feeling too full and not comfortable in the tummy. This easy Ajwain Water is a magic potion under such circumstances. Sipping on it helps to instantly relieve acidity along with ....
Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 39641
13 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce is an unexplored treasure! Not many know that it is a very good source of iron. Here is a creamy soup of lettuce thickened using finely chopped cauliflower, which not only imparts a creamy texture but also balances the flavour of lettuce well. The use of cauliflower also does away with the u ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
27 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi can warm your heart and make you comfortable after a long and busy day, and this sumptuous Bajra Khichdi is sure to live up to your expectations. Rajasthanis use more of millets like bajra than rice, ....
Zucchini Bajra Khichdi
Recipe# 38498
24 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This khichdi, which innovatively combines bajra, zucchini and colourful capsicum, looks and tastes good! Bajra is highly alkaline, which makes it very effective against acidity. The Zucchini Bajra Khichdi also goes easy on the spices and oil, making it all the more friendly to a sensitive stom ....
Elaichi Tea,  Indian Cardamom Tea, Elaichi Chaa
Recipe# 40179
10 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
In India, chaai is one beverage that transcends all seasons. Even in the sweltering summer, when you do not feel like having anything hot, everybody yearns for a cup of milky tea to boost their senses! And when that tea is perked up with flavourful and aromatic cardamom, it is all the more exc ....
Apple Tea, Lebanese Apple Tea
Recipe# 22612
01 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a zesty cuppa from Lebanon! Apple tea is a unique beverage made by infusing green tea with cinnamon and stewed apples. A squeeze of lemon added while stewing the apples gives the drink a tangy twist, making it very appealing to the taste buds. This drink has a unique taste, which is s ....
Phudina Green Tea
Recipe# 40181
09 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Phudina has a peppy flavour that perks up any recipe it is added to, be it a chutney, juice or savoury snack! Here, we reveal the power of mint to jazz up a healthy cuppa of green tea. Together with honey and lemon juice, mint transforms the mildly bitter and nutty flavour of green tea into an e ....
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
12 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
Chaas, Buttermilk Recipe, Salted Chaas Recipe
Recipe# 542
14 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ummmmm. . . No one can stop with just one glass of this tantalising version of buttermilk. Of the many spices combined thoughtfully in this refreshing drink, cumin seed powder reserves a special place. Serve chilled chaas on hot summer afternoons and watch your family’s energy levels rise inst ....
Oats Roti
Recipe# 5286
21 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats are a rich source of soluble fibre 'beta-glucan', which is a potent cholesterol-lowering agent. Serve these rotis hot with fresh low-fat curds (dahi) or a cholesterol-friendly subzi for a really healthy treat.
Suva Moong Dal Subzi
Recipe# 39685
23 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-rich suva and protein and zinc rich moong dal are a perfect combo for building haemoglobin in the body, and therefore a must-have for the whole family. Moreover, Suva Moong Dal Subzi is something you can make often because it is easy, and requires minimum time for preparation and cooking. Serve ....
Fada ni Khichdi ( Zero Oil Dal Chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22156
26 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think beyond lapsi and upma, and try this nutritious meal with broken wheat. All it requires is a little modification to the traditional
Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks)
Recipe# 5645
31 Aug 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Give the biscuits a pass this tea-time. . . And opt for this easy-to-make and extremely healthy snack instead!
Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup
Recipe# 4203
04 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes cold and cough can get into your head and make you so drowsy, you do not feel like doing or even eating anything! At times like that, try out this hot and spicy Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup that is sure to satiate you, meet your nutrient requirements with a horde of veggies, and refres ....
Quick Vegetable Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4617
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick Vegetable Broth provides lots of energy and nutrients while also being very soothing and pleasant, so much so that it sends a warm feeling through you, relaxing your nerves as you take every spoonful. This tasty, colourful and easy-to-cook soup i ....
Methi Moong Dal Subzi
Recipe# 4829
29 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You can eat healthily and yet enjoy some of the favourites. Here's a classic example of cooking a subzi like methi with just a teaspoon of oil for 2 people.
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Nutritious Cabbage and Methi Roti
Recipe# 22357
26 Mar 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A combination of healthy flours and vegetables is used to make these nourishing rotis. Cabbage adds crunch to this multi-flour roti while methi gives it a classic aroma and flavour. A squeeze of lemon gives the Nutritious Cabbage and Methi Rotis a tongue-tickling tang, avoiding the urge to have ....
Minty Apple Salad
Recipe# 40441
31 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Just a look at this delightful salad is enough to boost your appetite, but even if that does not work, a cupful of it will undoubtedly help you fight Anorexia . A lovely combination of apple cubes dotted with peppy mint leaves, and laced wit ....
Fresh Herbal Tea, Tulsi, Mint and Ginger Drink For The Common Cold
Recipe# 4215
19 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This herb packed and honey combed hot drink is just perfect to perk up your spirits when you are down with fever. While the benefits of tulsi and ginger in relieving congestion and soothing the respiratory system are well known, few know that vitamin C rich mint also helps in relieving cold and ....
Moong Soup
Recipe# 7436
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This old-fashioned Moong Soup is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving care. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing soup is mildly flavoured with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Chock-full of protein, iron and fibre, this variant of the traditional recipe is ....
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 4643
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
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Acidity
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 on 13 Mar 18 04:45 PM


Thanks alot.... U have helped me alot
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Tarla Dalal    We are very happy to know you have loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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14 Mar 18 08:49 AM
Acidity
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 on 22 Jan 18 06:10 AM


Acidity
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 on 22 Dec 17 06:39 PM


Super for acidity
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words...
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23 Dec 17 08:31 AM
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 on 19 Dec 17 09:39 PM


I have a questioned questioned how to make Chapati? Indian shapati
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Tarla Dalal    Below is the link.. https://www.tarladalal.com/Chapatis-7608r
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