Acidity is a common problem that most people undergo during winters. The acid in the stomach gets into the esophagus causing problems. People living a sedentary lifestyle are more prone as with slower metabolism the food gets digested very slowly.
Here are some ways to keep this problem at bay during winters.
Eat slowly: Prepare your mind before you take your food. Know what is on your plate, enjoy the taste and relish the dish. Try eating your food slowly to prevent acidity problems. Eating fast can lead to bloating, gas and stomach discomfort. Chew adequately to aid better digestion.
Handle stored foods safely: It is better to eat the food immediately after cooking. You can store the cooked foods in the refrigerator for just the next day. Do not extend more than a day as the food loses its nutrition leading to many health issues.
The problem of acidity can be avoided by having frequent small meals.Have frequent meals: The problem of indigestion/acidity can be avoided by having frequent small meals. Do not keep your stomach empty for too long.
Avoid a long time in bed: Sleeping for a long time can raise the chances of acid reflux causing the stomach acid to leak into the esophagus. Keep a pillow to raise your upper back and reduce the chances of acid reflux.
Take VITAMIN D supplement: We hardly see the sun in the winter season. The main source of vitamin D is the sun and when you lack vitamin D the acid in your stomach can easily leak into the esophagus. Hence take a Vitamin D supplement and consume foods rich in Vitamin D to prevent acidity.
Avoid fried and acidic foods: Fried foods, cheese, sodas beans, carbs are fatty foods while citrus, tomatoes, coffee, colas and tea are essentially acidic foods. These categories of foods take time for digestion or may simply result in heartburn, bloating, and acidity.
Drink sufficient water: Keep your body self hydrated by consuming water or any fluids. However, avoid gulping any fluids to prevent gas and stomach bloating. Drink when you feel thirsty and avoid drinking water before and after a meal.