Acid Reflux Food to Avoid
March 5, 2010 | By Tom Dixon USA, LLC
Orange juice, tomato sauce, dairy products and caffeinated drinks make many people feel sick. Certain foods commonly irritate people in different ways. Acid reflux is typically caused by eating the wrong foods. If you think you may suffer from acid reflux, try figuring out what foods are causing your symptoms.

Apart from acidic foods, acid reflux food to avoid can include fatty and deep fried foods. High fat foods are slower to digest than other kinds. The slower food digests, the longer it's going to stay in the stomach. The longer it stays in the stomach, the higher the amount of acid produced. Acid reflux food to avoid typically includes beef and pork.

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Certain beverages are included in acid reflux food to avoid:
  • Caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, soda and tea can make the esophageal valve work improperly
  • Orange juice
  • Alcohol

Acid reflux food to avoid can also include:
  • Tomato-based foods
  • Citrus fruit
  • Spicy foods
  • Fried Foods
  • Chocolate
  • Spearmint and peppermint

Acid Reflux Food to Avoid

Acid reflux is often caused by eating foods your body is sensitive to. When you experience acid reflux symptoms, think about what foods you have eaten that may have caused your discomfort. Avoiding these foods is the simplest way to alleviate acid reflux. These foods commonly cause acid reflux:
  • Greasy foods - hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza
  • Foods or liquids high in citric acid, such as orange juice and tomato sauce
  • Carbonated sodas
  • Spicy foods like Thai, Indian, Mexican
  • Dairy products

Acid reflux food to avoid varies individually. Everybody reacts to certain foods differently. Keeping track of what you ate before experiencing acid reflux symptoms is a good way of finding what affects you. Once you know what your triggers are, simply avoiding these foods can help you find relief. If this doesn't help, or you experience acid reflux on a consistent basis, it is recommended you consult with your doctor.

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I really can't shake off acid reflux even when I choose the right foods. Smh!
Reply · 2 · Like · Follow Post · April 5 at 4:01pm
Common Sense
Great article. This is usually what I try to do on a day to day basis of trying to eat the right foods. For the most part it does help. :)
Reply · 8 · Like · Follow Post · March 9 at 7:28pm
Charlie Brown
With just a little planning at the market, it's much easier to eat and cook healthy when you got acid reflux!!
Reply · 5 · Like · Follow Post · March 5 at 2:33pm

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