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High Acid Foods, Digestion

Written by Thin Thin

The acid content of the foods you eat have the ability to impact the digestive process.

When too many foods that are high in acid content are consumed, they may trigger miserable symptoms which include sour tummy, acid reflux and an uncomfortable bloated state.

For those individuals who currently are dealing with acid reflux, consuming foods that are low in acid content can be of great help in relieving symptoms.

And of course, if you experience acid reflux or other digestive issues, please meet with your doctor to rule out any serious health issues.

Foods High in Acid

Fruits High in Acid
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cherries
Cranberries
Grapefruit
Oranges
Plums
Strawberries
 
Proteins High in Acid
Beans
Eggs
Liver
Organ Meats
Vegetables High in Acid
Lentils
Tomatoes
Dairy Foods High in Acid
Butter
Buttermilk
Cheese (particularly aged cheeses)
Sour Cream
Yogurt
 
Grains High in Acid
Most Flour-Based Foods, particularly bakery items
Liquids High in Acid
Coffee
Distilled Water (somewhat acidic)
Soda
Tea (herbal & regular)
Wine (including other fermented foods)
 
Miscellaneous Foods High in Acid
Cocoa
Gravy
Vitamin B Supplements, including foods fortified with Vitamin B

Healthy Tips for Strawberries

Healthy Tip #1 - Create a tasty low-calorie and healthy salad by mixing fresh, sliced strawberries with baby spinach. Add light strawberry salad dressing and you've got a show-stopper.

Healthy Tip #2 - A beautiful strawberry shortcake is never more than three ingredients and 2 minutes away - and it's ultra healthy.

Start by using the tiny shells at the market, top with fresh slices of strawberry, then add some light whipped topping. If more sweetness is desired, dust a bit of Splenda onto the strawberries for zero calories.

Healthy Tip #3 - Next time you enjoy pancakes or waffles, ditch the syrup bottle and opt for fresh, beautiful strawberries instead. Add a bit of light whipped topping if desired. Take note that you can enjoy about 3 cups of strawberries compared to one serving of most syrups!

Healthy Tip #4 - Strawberries make the perfect snack. Nutritious and delicious, weighing in at a skinny 45 calories per cup. And what could look prettier than a nest of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries nestled inside 1/2 of a small cantaloupe or honeydew melon?

Healthy Tips for Eggs

Healthy Tip #1 - Opt for small eggs to save a few calories and cholesterol.

Healthy Tip #2 - When preparing scrambled eggs or omelets, use two whites and one yolk and you'll save about 50 calories.

Healthy Tip #3 - One of my favorite uses for egg whites is a tasty 7 Minute Frosting. I use 2 egg whites and about 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar, then beat until soft peaks form. I then slowly add Splenda to suit my personal taste, plus a dash of vanilla extract. This is quick and delicious.

For chocolate frosting, I add a bit of powdered cocoa after the eggs form peaks. It generally takes about 2 minutes for the eggs to form peaks, and another minute or so for the peaks to become stiff.

Healthy Tip #4 - When preparing eggs for breakfast, prepare with butter flavored cooking spray rather than butter or margarine. You'll save about 120 - 250 calories, depending upon how much margarine or butter that you use.

Healthy Tip #5 - Deviled eggs are ultra healthy when Miracle Whip Light is substituted for mayo. Here is our quick recipe for low calorie deviled eggs: 1/2 dozen boiled eggs, 1 teaspoon of pickle relish, 1 teaspoon of finely chopped onion (optional), salt, pepper, paprika, 1/4 cup of Miracle Whip Light.

Slice the eggs in half. Remove the yolks. Mash the yolks with a fork, then add all of the remaining ingredients - except the paprika. Fill the egg whites with the yolk mixture, then sprinkle on a bit of paprika. Add a green or black olive on top if desired. Yummy.

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