Do you regularly suffer from heartburn or indigestion? If so, you know just how unpleasant this can be. You need to be careful if you are a sufferer because even small amounts of the wrong foods can trigger pain and discomfort due to acid regurgitation. Fortunately, there are some foods you can eat that will help combat this problem, allowing you to finish each meal and feel great in the hours that follow.
Here are the main foods to start including in your healthy diabetic eating plan…
1. Oatmeal. A perfect complex carbohydrate rich food, this one is excellent for soothing heartburn and keeping your blood sugar levels balanced. Just be sure you are choosing the unsweetened variety. Add a natural sweetener you can make using…
- low sugar maple syrup,
- a few fresh berries, or
- some added nuts or nut butter.
Bananas are also a great add-in, which may help to fight stomach acid the natural way.
2. Beans. Another high complex carbohydrate, beans are great for those Type 2 diabetics who suffer from heartburn and acid indigestion. Beans are going to provide you with an excellent combination of protein and carbohydrates, and these carbs do contain a high level of fiber.
As many types of meat tend to give people heartburn, beans should be a staple in your regular diabetic eating plan. They’re an excellent way to get your protein intake up without putting you at risk for discomfort or pain.
3. Applesauce. Another quick tip to fend off heartburn. Replace butter or oil with applesauce when preparing baked dishes.
Adding applesauce works well when making pancakes, muffins, or any other food you love to make that calls for butter or oil. The applesauce will add the much-needed moisture while keeping the total fat content down.
4. Salad. Finally, feast on green vegetables to avoid any burning sensations in your chest due to acid regurgitation. Vegetables are low in calories and rich in nutrients, so will be perfect for those Type 2 diabetics who are looking after their nutrition as well as their blood sugar levels.
Just one note with this – avoid salads containing tomatoes or onions, both of which tend to trigger heartburn. All other vegetables are fair game. Then limit your salad dressing usage to just one tablespoon per serving. One tablespoon of salad dressing will keep the fat content where it needs to be.
Keep these quick and simple foods in mind to help you limit any heartburn. Listen to your body and find the foods that tend to sit best with you and also help you control your blood sugar.