• Achalasia Cardia Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
achalasia cardia diet and nutrition

Foods to include:

  • Adopt for a softer and a pureed diet like soups, porridge, mashed vegetables as this will help in swallowing food better without any discomfort.
  • Include foods rich in protein like chicken, fish, soya and eat more high fiber foods.
  • Ginger plays an excellent role in helping digestion in our body and prevents heartburn.
  • Dairy products like milk and yogurt work very well in easing symptoms of digestive discomfort.
  • Pepper mint as an ingredient in teas and yogurt dips are known to help reduce gastric acid secretion and soothe the body.
  • Thickened fluids like broth, stew, vegetables blended well or juices can be consumed.
  • Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily to stay hydrated.

Foods to avoid:

  • Avoid fried and spicy foods as they act as irritants and worsen the symptoms.
  • Avoid high carbohydrate foods like potatoes, cauliflower, wheat, rice as they are known to slow down the digestive process.
  • Consume citrus fruits like lemon, oranges etc. in moderation as they are known to increase acid reflux.
  • Reduce consumption of caffeine in your daily routine. Stick to 2 cups of tea or coffee daily.
  • Avoid too much beverages and aerated drinks.
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