Walking past a bakery, it’s hard not to resist buying a freshly baked loaf of bread or sweet croissant. Do you wake up in the morning and have jam on toast, followed by a fresh salad roll for lunch? Regular intake of bread and other gluten-containing goods leads to inflammation and acidity in the body, and is often a contributor to digestive complaints.
2. Corn syrup
Whilst corn syrup is not a product you would usually buy and use in your cooking, major food companies sneak high fructose corn syrup into many of your favourite packaged goods. Popular breakfast cereal, muesli bars, sauces and marinades, ice cream, yoghurt, salad dressing and canned fruit can often contain hidden acid-producing corn syrup.
Yes, unfortunately that bacon and egg roll that you enjoy on a Saturday morning could be doing more harm than good. Bacon is preserved with sodium nitrate- a known carcinogenic and is grouped in with other processed meats like salami, sausages and corned beef. Eating processed meats increases acidity and inflammation in the body.
Did you realise that those vodka shots and pints of beer were not only doing your liver damage, but raising acidity in your body? Reducing alcohol intake in general will greatly benefit your health, but if you suffer from any health complaints, it is even more important.
Nooooooooo. Not chocolate too! Unfortunately, even dark chocolate is an acid-forming food. For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), chocolate is one of those offending foods that makes symptoms worse.