Exclude These Five Foods In Your Acid Reflux Diet

By: limkhim
Acid reflux is closely related to the food that you eat. As such, changing what you eat to include more of the safe foods can help to relieve the pain and discomfort that you feel. Although your acid reflux diet will ultimately be unique to you, you are well advised not to eat the following five items because of their detrimental effect on the stomach acid and how it affects the oesophagus.

1. Convenience foods such as fast foods, take-away food, greasy and stodgy foods and also spicy foods are the main culprits for stimulating the production of stomach acid. Thus you should remove these foods from your acid reflux diet. Unfortunately many of us eat this kind of food on a regular basis because of its convenience. So this would really call for you to change your food diet.

Occasionally fast food restaurants will offer a grilled alternative to the normal greasy fried burger. This will be considered a better alternative; hence, it is still possible for you to go out and have a meal with your friends.

2. There are certain fruits and vegetables that cause severe symptoms in some people due to the acidic content in the foods. Potatoes, onions and the citrus fruits should be excluded, as should tomatoes and cranberries.

3. Alcohol should definitely not be part of your acid reflux diet. Some rich varieties of tea and coffee should also be excluded. The occasional glass of wine may be tolerated however this will change from person to person and so experimentation is again needed.

4. You should ensure that you have as little number of rich dairy products as possible. These items are known to upset the stomach. The myth that drinking milk can settle the stomach may work for some however those on an acid reflux diet need to check that they can tolerate milk and other dairy products before they indulge in them completely.

5. Chocolate should also be off the menu. It is one of the worst culprits with regards to triggering your symptoms. Thus, forgo the many of the luxurious desserts that are on offer in the restaurants.

It is important that you keep a food log so that you know what exactly triggers your condition. Planning a comprehensive acid reflux diet takes time and dedication. However, once you have developed a plan, you will be able to enjoy your meals much better and with gusto!
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