Foods that cause acid reflux: Avoid these for better health

There are certain foods that cause acid reflux. What are they? The list below is not exclusive, yet one should avoid highly acidic foods that are known to exacerbate symptoms and complications.

If you think you might have occasional acid reflux or you have been 
diagnosed as having it, lifestyle changes can help. For example, 
losing extra weight, eating smaller meals while avoiding those 
acidic foods known to trigger heartburn.

Acid reflux may progress into what’s called GERD or Gastro esophageal reflux disease. This is a more severe form of acid reflux.

One of the most common symptoms of GERD is frequent heartburn in addition to stomach contents backing up to the esophagus.

Other signs and symptoms may include regurgitating food or sour (acid) liquids, having difficulty in swallowing, coughing, breathing problems, wearing away of the teeth and pains in the chest. This could especially be true after eating a large meal or smacking then lying down at night. Avoid these known triggers…

  • Alcoholic beverages like mixed drinks, beer and wine
  • Animal protein like beef, chicken and fish, etc.
  • Carbonated beverages like soft drinks
  • Chocolate, sugar and candies
  • Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons also cranberries
  • Coffee or any tea green or black (regular or decaffeinated)
  • Fatty or deep fried foods including all processed fats and oils like olive oil
  • Nuts, seeds and nut butters like peanut butter
  • Dairy like milk and cheese
  • Drugs and chemicals
  • Smoking
  • Any whole or processed grain products like corn, flour, breads, cold cereal, oatmeal, muffins, spaghetti, and crackers, etc.
  • White vinegar or salad dressings
  • Limit beans and legumes
  • Rice milk, almond milk, soy milk
  • Foods made with tomatoes like spaghetti sauce, salsa or pizza
  • Garlic, onions and overly spicy foods including chili peppers
  • Pick the more alkaline whole foods from the link below…

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.