Acidity is a big issue in Summer. Aged people have this issue from time to time. Avoid chances of acidity during the summer by indulging in bananas, melons and coconut water, say experts.Though these should be avoided all year round, they are definitely a strict no-no during summer season.
Rise in temperature goes hand-in-hand with water scarcity, which in turn means compromise on washing properly in the kitchen. And that can have a bad effect on your system when you eat food that is not washed properly before cooking or cooked by hands that have been not thoroughly cleaned.
Gastroenteritis, amoebic dysentery and diarrhoea are common during this time of the year.Besides milk, other milk products (except cheese) like curd and buttermilk also provide relief from acidity. These products cool the stomach and the natural bacteria in them do not allow acid formation.
They help in keeping the overall digestive system healthy. Having curd and buttermilk regularly after meals is a great way to avoid chances of acidity in the long run too.Melons such as cantaloupe, musk melon and watermelon are high in anti-oxidants and fibre, and help avoid acid reflux and other stomach ailments by maintaining the mucous membrane.
The cooling properties and high water content in these fruits help hydrate the body and reduce pH levels. Other fruits such as apple and papaya are also great sources of fibre and aid in preventing acidity.