I’m suffering from gastritis and my doctor told me to “stay away from acid forming foods” because I need to limit the production of stomach acid when I eat so my stomach can heal (in addition to taking proton pump inhibitors which I’ve been prescribed), and there seems to be a lot of misinformation online about what foods are alkaline/acidic and whether certain foods even actually cause more acid production or not, it’s like every website has their own idea of what is acid forming and what’s not i.e. some say soy protein is alkaline others say acidic, some say wheat is acidic others alkaline etc, so I’m turning to the Soylent community for help, because I feel like I can trust you people more since you rely on the actual facts of nutrition, and it seems like a lot of these websites, especially the alternative diet evangelists who are really into alkaline foods for some reason are pushing a lot of nonsense online and trying to tie it all in with “having less acid in the body” which sounds like complete bs to me.
I just want to consume the most bland, easily digestible, least acid producing food analog possible so I can get better. I guess millet flour is supposed to be “alkaline and very easily digestible” according to Bob’s Red Mill so I think I’m going to use that as a source of carbs. Can anyone recommend a type of protein that will not “produce a lot of stomach acid”? I don’t know whether soy, whey or hemp protein would be better for this purpose, or something else. I really don’t know what to believe. I guess I’ll go with canola oil for fat and figure out the micros based around the above. Ugh I just want to get better this is really terrible. If you can ever avoid it, don’t ever, ever get gastritis.
Thank you for reading