Nutrition to Prevent ENT Symptoms | Atlanta ENT Institute

Nutrition to Prevent ENT Symptoms

Everyone wants to live a long healthy life supporting family and themselves. The enjoyment to go out to eat and endure conversations are always overlooked to what is on your plate to eat. The cost of that certain meal is an entirely different conversation but ask yourself, “Is this what I am putting into my body going to generate an output of performance once digested to conquer the rest of the day?”

Now, you will not think of that well-thought out phrase while looking at your food but the realization our bodies are a motor to a car is what most people do not understand. If you own a Ferrari would you fill your car up with the lowest grade fuel to get you from point A to point B? Absolutely not, it may cost cheaper but is the fuel going to give you the maximum amount of years and miles to get you to where you want to go? This same equation directly correlates to type of food put into our bodies. 

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Society is filled with the $1 menu and wanting the ‘full’ feeling for a cheap price. The recognition of what is going into our “motor” are not realized because the cheapness of the meal conquers the terrible feeling afterwards. “If I feel ‘full’ then I am happy” -2018 population. Invest in your bodies and spend the extra money to eat healthier. Eating clean and watching your intake of caffeine for example sets you and your body up for more long term success than eating off a dollar menu. 

The 7 foods to put into your diet not only can help boost immune system productivity but also reduce the chance of acid reflux. Acid a reflux, a common ENT symptom, can be reduced with healthier foods and knowing your triggers:

1. Vegetables

Low in fat and sugar, and can help reduce stomach acid. Green beans, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, leafy greens, potatoes, and cucumbers

2. Ginger

Natural anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s a natural treatment for heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems. Grated or sliced ginger root to recipes, smoothies, or ginger tea

3. Oatmeal

Whole grain, and an excellent source of fiber. Oatmeal can absorb acid in the stomach and reduce symptoms of reflux. Whole-grain breads and whole-grain rice

4.Non-Citrus Fruits

Less likely to trigger reflux symptoms than acidic fruits. Melons, bananas, apples, and pears

5. Lean meats

Low-fat and reduce symptoms of acid reflux. Chicken, turkey, fish, and seafood (Grilled, broiled, baked, or poached) *Not Fried*

6. Egg whites

Great source of protein and a breakfast substitute to Oatmeal. Stay away from egg yolk. High in fat and may trigger reflux symptoms

7. Healthy fats

Saturated fats are a silent killer as referenced to Blood Pressure. Replace Saturated fats with healthier unsaturated fats. Avocados, walnuts, flaxseed, olive oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil.

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