Acid Reflux Diet: 7 Foods To Eat And Avoid
If you have acid reflux, you know the intense heartburn it comes with. It can be an annoying and sometimes excruciatingly painful to the point it’s incredibly difficult to deal with.
Medications prescribed for acid reflux usually make the problem worse overtime. Dietary modifications are essential to eliminate acid reflux from your life. Here are some foods that are great for acid reflux and some that are better to avoid for acid reflux.
7 acid reflux diet foods
- Kefir: thanks to all the probiotics, kefir helps your digestion and is soothing to your digestive tract.
- Fermented foods: fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut are rich in probiotics, helping your digestion.
- Almonds: almonds can bring relief from indigestion and improve your gut.
- Apple cider vinegar: ACV can help to balance your stomach acid to prevent acid reflux.
- Coconut water: coconut water is full of electrolytes and can help with digestion symptoms.
- Green leafy vegetables: leafy greens are very alkaline and filled with nutrients.
- Ginger: ginger is great for inflammation and can help with acid reflux and other digestive symptoms.
7 foods to avoid with acid reflux
- Alcohol: alcohol can trigger flare-ups, in some even in small amounts, especially close to bedtime.
- Caffeine: caffeine, such as from tea, coffee and energy drinks can aggravate an inflamed esophagus.
- Sugar and artificial sweeteners: sugar and artificial sugar is inflammation-promoting and can trigger acid reflux.
- Processed foods: processed foods trigger inflammation and digestive problems.
- Chocolate: for some, chocolate can trigger acid reflux. Sometimes cacao is not the culprit, but the sugar, fats and dairy in chocolate.
- Onions and tomatoes: for some, tomatoes and onions can be triggering.
- Mint and peppermint: while mint is generally good for an upset stomach, it can be triggering for acid reflux in particular.
Other tips for acid reflux:
- Chew your food well.
- Eat slowly.
- Sleep on your side.
- Try acupuncture.
- Quit smoking.
Following these tips should help you to reduce or even eliminate acid reflux from your life.
Do you have acid reflux? What has helped you with your symptoms? Share your experiences in the comments. We would love to hear from you.
And remember, we’re in this together.
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