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Avoid This Food If You Have Hernia… It’s Dangerous

What not to eat when you have a hernia?

In fact there are certain food items listed below which should be avoided if you are a hernia patient.

Avoid fatty food and beverages when you have a hernia

Avoid acidic food when you have a hernia

Avoid sugary foods and beverages when you have a hernia

Avoid starchy food when you have a hernia

Avoid citrus fruits when you have a hernia

1. Avoid fatty food and beverages when you have a hernia

For your information several research studies have shown that the intake of high-fat foods like red and processed meats, high-fat dairy products, fried foods and beverages like heavy milkshakes and alcohol can worsen Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptoms.

2. Avoid acidic food when you have a hernia

Foods like pineapples, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pickles and dishes made with vinegar have high levels of acid in them which relaxes the lower oesophagal sphincter muscles.

This promotes acid reflux from the stomach to the food pipe (oesophagus).

3. Avoid sugary foods and beverages when you have a hernia

Food items like soft drinks, corn syrup, candies, frozen desserts, cakes, cookies, pies and pastries are high in sugar which makes them difficult to digest. Some studies conclude that added sugars can increase episodes of acid reflux.

4. Avoid starchy food when you have a hernia

Heavy starch products like potatoes, pasta, rice and bread can cause water retention in the body which may result in constipation. Consumption of starchy foods along with protein-rich foods (eggs, nuts and seeds and legumes) can cause acid reflux and indigestion.

5. Avoid citrus fruits when you have a hernia

Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes and cranberries have the potential to increase the acid content of the stomach which can, in turn, increase the symptoms of heartburn. Citrus fruits also allow the lower oesophagal sphincter (the barrier between the stomach and the oesophagus) to relax which helps the stomach acid to move into the oesophagus (food pipe).

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