Reflux Diet or Acid Reflux Diet or GERD Diet

Foods for Acid Reflux or GERD

Reflux Diet or Acid Reflux  Diet or GERD Diet

How you eat is almost as important as what you eat, instead of eating lot of food (Big Portion) at one time eat small quantities after an interval of two hours. Keep away from foods such as citrus, tomato and coffee that straightly irritate the mucosa. Other irritants that should be avoided in an Acid Reflux or GERD Diet include onion, chocolate, peppermint and any food with high fat content that affect pressure in the stomach. Following tips can be helpful:-

  • Evade eating foods at bed time
  • Stay away from chewing gum
  • Stop Smoking
  • Keep away from tight clothing
  • Eat small frequent meals
  • Elevate head when sleeping
  • If overweight, reducing weight can be helpful
  • Do not sleep straight, sleep on your left side
Avoid Fried Foods in Acid Reflux

Foods to be avoided in Acid Reflux Disease or GERD

Following Foods shall preferably be avoided in Acid Reflux Disease:-

  • Spicy foods
  • Chocolate
  • Tomatoes and tomato-based foods, including pizza
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Peppermint
  • Citrus fruit
  • Fried foods
  • Salt
  • Coffee (including decaf)
  • Alcohol, particularly wine
  • Soda. Soda and other carbonated beverages are some of the main causes of acid reflux. The bubbles of carbonation expand inside the stomach, and the increased pressure contributes to reflux. Sodas with caffeine and those that are acidic (almost all) are even worse.
  • Citrus fruit juices

Research has shown that making dietary changes had very little effect on the occurrence of acid reflux. More important forgetting relief is lifestyle changes like elevating the head of a bed or losing weight.

Alkaline Foods for Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux Foods or  Acid Reflux Diet  or GERD Diet

  • Low Fat Dairy Products. Be careful with dairy products, use low fat dairy products only.
  • Oatmeal. Oatmeal is best breakfast and a snack because the oatmeal absorbs the acidity of the raisins
  • Salads. Salad is a primary meal for acid reflux patients, tomatoes, onions,  cheese and high fat dressings should be avoided.
  • Include lots of fiber in your Diet. Fiber improves digestion; stuff up diet with fiber-packed fruits, veggies, nuts, and whole grains. Aspire to eat one whole fruit, different non-starchy veggies and fibers like beans, grains, and nuts.
  • Make friendship with Ginger and Fennel. Research suggests Ginger speed up the passage of food from the stomach into the small intestine. Fresh, dried, candied, or pickled varieties are all good bets. Fennel, a high-fiber vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked, is thought to relieve bloating.
  • Avoid Fried Meals. As a replacement for of frying meals, make an effort to roasting, grilling, or poaching. Make use of extra-virgin olive oil as a replacement for of butter or margarine.
  • Bananas.  With a pH 5.6 makes a great snack and usually great for people with acid reflux. Some people may find their condition worsen with Bananas.
  • Melon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon. With a pH 6.1, these are good for acid reflux.
  • Chicken. Chicken barbecued, steamed, sauteed but not fried is good for Acid Reflux Patients.
  • Sea Food. Sea Food including Fish barbecued, steamed, sauteed, baked or grilled but not fried is good for Acid Reflux Patients.
  • Rice. Rice without fats is considered good for Acid Reflux
  • Apple cider vinegar in particular is touted by many people as an effective cure for acid reflux. If using ACV, it is best to mix one to two tablespoons with an eight-ounce glass of water and drink it all at once.
  • Raw Foods and Vegetables. The bulk of uncooked vegetables and fruits are alkaline and easy to digest. Cooking these foods lowers their alkalinity, making them somewhat more acidic. Raw fruits and vegetables hold lots of enzymes to support digestion.
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