Protein sources for vegetarians
you with protein, too. They can be prepared and eaten in similar ways to traditional grains such as oats and rice.
Eggs – some vegetarians still consume eggs, which are a great source of biologically available protein.
❚It ‘burns’ you because anything with an acid ph that is too acidic for the tissue to which is exposed will create a burning sensation. When the acid is contained inside the stomach itself, all is well, but when it escapes out of this area, it affects the lining of the oesophagus, which is not designed to cope with such acidic contents. Many people with reflux respond very well to the stimulation of stomach acid and experience Email your questions for Dr Libby to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only a selection of questions can be answered.
much fewer symptoms as a result. For others, they are eating foods that they can’t currently tolerate and a dietary trial omitting the suspect food/s may be warranted under the supervision of a health professional.
Stomach acid production is stimulated by the aroma of food and by chewing. Historically, we used to take much longer to prepare our meals and the aromas of the upcoming meal generated by slower cooking processes signalled to the stomach that food was on its way.
Chewing also alerts the brain to send a message to the stomach to let it know that food is on its way. When we inhale our food, however, this doesn’t happen.
Another way to physically stimulate the production of stomach acid is by consuming apple cider vinegar. If you haven’t had this before, it is initially best to dilute it and, ideally consume it five to 20 minutes before breakfast (or all of your main meals if that appeals).
Lentils are rich in protein and contain good amounts of other nutrients.