Monday, November 14, 2016

The Truth About Acidity

Do you know that Acidity is related with Stomach acid?

Probably, your answer might be “Yes”.

Do you actually know what acidity is and what causes acidity?

Well, your answer might be yes or no. No worries, we are here to find out all the interesting facts and truth about the acidity.

When we actually talk about acidity, the condition is related with stomach acid. What do you think we suffer from acidity due to rich content in stomach acid? Well, the gastric glands of the stomach produce hydrochloric acid to break down and digest the food we ate. The stomach acid is corrosive in nature and this corrosive property of the acid secreted by the stomach is neutralized by producing natural bicarbonate and prostaglandins in the mucous lining thus protecting the stomach. But when this balance is disturbed, we suffer from acidity.

There are symptoms like dyspepsia, vomiting, heartburn, dry cough, asthma, trouble swallowing, gastric inflammation and ulcers in the stomach. You can read a detailed article here: http://www.grocare.com/blog/2016/09/26/acid-reflux-treatment/
 
So, what are the causes of Acidity?

There are many causes of acidity. But some common causes are as follows:

·         Stress and Hectic lifestyle

·         Consumption of spicy and non-vegetarian foods

·         Smoking and alcohol

·         Stomach ailments like peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach tumors, etc.
·         Medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

So, these external factors like our bad eating habits, bad diet, stress, smoking, lack of physical activity contribute to acidity.

The interesting fact is that the reason for acidity, or simply put forward as acid reflux, is not due to more stomach acid in the stomach but due to lesser amount of stomach acid. Quite funny, right? What we thought it to be and what actually it is. 

When there is no stomach acid, the food we ate cannot be digested and we will have higher chance of acidity. So, we need more stomach acid but yes not in higher quantity.

What are the treatments?

It is time that we find out the treatments for acidity. The simple thing is that we need to stop our bad habits of irregularity in eating. We should consume lesser spicy food and quit smoking and taking alcohol.
Well, there is a famous saying that eat breakfast like a king, have lunch like a prince and have dinner like a pauper.


Why we need to eat breakfast like a king is that in the morning, our body metabolites faster. If you have heavy breakfast in the morning, then you can be set for the day. A high calorie intake in the morning will keep you healthy.

Then, why do we need to eat our lunch like a King? Or having dinner like a Pauper?

As the day passes by, our metabolism power reduces and also the need of calories. With nighttime approaching, our capacity to burn calories lessen down and that is why, we should eat less in the dinner and have dinner at least three hours before sleeping.

There is one product by Grocare that help you manage the acidity. Acidim is a natural product based on herbs and spices which act as an enzyme to help you digest the food properly.

For more information, please visit http://www.grocare.com/products/acidim

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