Remedies - Heartburn
One of the most common causes of heartburn is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Most people with this problem eat too much spicy food or have irregular eating hours due to busyness. Many years ago, I had this problem after my eldest was born. Thank God for wisdom to apply some of these remedies in my daily diet and trying to eat small meals at fixed hours. Eating bland tasting food is not the solution to heartburn. I recommend you increase your consumption of foods that fight acidity because they are a healthy alternative. If you eat these foods daily, you can gradually achieve a normal pH in your stomach without any abrupt changes, but still produce the level of acidity needed to promote good digestion.
A hot cup of ginger tea with honey or molasses after each meal really helps me. Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite Keto dishes that does have a hint of spice but not spicy which really helps one’s acid reflux problem. This meal is low fat because I am using lean meat and a roasting method with an oven or air fryer. It is a wholesome low carb meal too with the roasted Mustard Yogurt Cauliflower and Toasted Pine Nut French Beans. This Mustard Turmeric Yogurt sauce that I curated is the remedy for cooking a meal suitable for people with heartburn. Mustard is full of minerals and a weak acid and contains alkaline which neutralizes the stomach acid. Yogurt has a soothing effect that helps keep stomach discomfort at bay. It also contains probiotics, a type of good bacteria found in the digestive tract that gives a boost to your immune system.
RED CABBAGE STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN
1 Bottle Biona Organic Red Cabbage
500-600 gm Pork fillet
1/2 Tsp Absolute Organic Ground Turmeric
250gm French bean
Toasted Pine Nuts
1. Drain the red cabbage well with a sieve.
2. Slice lengthwise down the centre of the pork, cutting to, but not through, the bottom. Open the butterflied portions, laying pork flat. Starting from the centre of each half, slice lengthwise down the centre of the pork, cutting to, but not through, the bottom. Unfold pork so it lies flat (3/4-inch thickness). Rub the pork with ground turmeric.
3. Spread 1/2 cup of red cabbage evenly over the pork fillet and leave 1 inch space on the side away from you. Roll up the pork like a swiss roll. 4. Secure and tie it with kitchen twine (string made of cotton which is safe on food). Let it marinate as the oven is preheating to 200C.
5. Place stuffed pork in a cast iron pan or regular pan and roast for 25 minutes. Add the French beans which is tossed with salt at the last 7 minutes of roasting time.
6. Let it rest for 10 minutes before serving it with toasted pine nuts over the French beans. Slice fillet and serve over layer of red cabbage. Serve remaining of the mustard, yogurt and turmeric sauce on the side.
Note: Cabbage can be an excellent remedy for heartburn because it regulates the functions of your stomach, liver, and intestines while neutralizing acidity and preventing heartburn. A lot of people don’t like cabbage because they have only had it cooked, but the taste when it’s raw is completely different and almost everyone will enjoy it.
RED QUINOA BROWN RICE BLEND
1/2 Cup Absolute Organic Red Quinoa (rinsed)
1 Cup Brown Rice (rinsed)
I personally find this blend more palatable. Perfect as a side for any meat dish. I use 2 1/4 Cup water and cook it in rice cooker.
Note: Whole grains like Quinoa and brown rice can help ease reflux.
ROASTED MUSTARD CAULIFLOWER
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp Biona Organic Wholegrain Mustard
1/2 Tsp Absolute Organic Ground Turmeric
1 Cauliflower (about 600-700gm)
1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. Mix yogurt, mustard and turmeric together.
3. Use 2/3 of the mixture and brush over the whole cauliflower in a pan. Roast it for 25 minutes.
Note: My family likes the fresh crunchiness of the cauliflower. If one prefers a softer version, chop it into small florets and toss it with the mixture and roast it in a casserole tray. Yes, you don’t need any oil for this dish.
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