Best Foods for Acid Reflux
FOODS TO AVOID WITH ACID REFLUX
The following foods trigger or worsen acid reflux, weakening the lower esophageal sphincter:
- Fried food and unhealthy fats
- Citrus fruits
- Refined sugar
- Spicy food
- Dairy products (interested in learning how to eliminate dairy? Here are five tricks to help you)
- Peppermint and spearmint
- Carbonated drinks, like soda
- Gluten (research indicates that a gluten-free diet can help resolve acid reflux symptoms)
Other tips that might help include eating several smaller meals a day rather than 1-2 large meals and not eating close to bedtime so your body has time to digest before lying down.
BEST FOODS FOR ACID REFLUX
There are a wide range of foods you can eat to soothe the gut and boost your proper production of stomach acid. These include:
Ginger is highly anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting, which is great for gut healing. It also prevents the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and dampen stomach acid production. Use it fresh in your foods or steep it as a tea.