First, here are some foods that have little potential to aggravate acid reflux disease...
Vegetables Baked potato
Friendly Animal Foods
Ground beef, extra-lean
Steak, London Broil
Chicken breast, skinless
Fish, no added fat
Friendly Dairy Foods
Dairy Cheese, feta or goat
Cream cheese, fat-free
Sour cream, fat-free
Friendly Grain-based Foods
Cereal, bran or oatmeal
Rice, brown or white
Friendly DrinksAnd here are some miscellaneous techniques to try if you suffer from acid reflux disease...
Filtered pure waterNow, here are foods you should avoid for your acid reflux disease diet, foods that are almost guaranteed to cause heartburn problems...
All citrus fruits and juices
Ground beef, chuck
Cottage cheese, regular
Macaroni and cheese
Spaghetti with sauce
All alcoholic beverages, including wine and hard liquor
Coffee, decaffeinated or regular
Tea, decaffeinated or regular
Other Foods to Avoid
Fatty or fried foods
Peppermint and spearmint
Creamed foods or soups
Most fast foods
- Since nicotine weakens the lower esophageal muscle, you should stop using tobacco in all forms.
- Avoid chewing gum and hard candy, which increase the amount of swallowed air, which, in turn, leads to belching and reflux.
- Do not lie down immediately after eating.
- Avoid late evening snacks.
- Avoid tight clothing and bending over after eating.
- Eat small, frequent portions of food and snack if needed.
- Lose weight if overweight. Obesity leads to increased reflux.
- Elevate the head of the bed six to eight inches to prevent reflux when sleeping. Extra pillows, by themselves, are not very helpful.
You'll be pleasantly surprised at the improvements you'll experience when you practice the acid reflux disease diet that you developed.
Editor, The Health Circus