Diet for Acid Reflux - 4 Tips to Live By

Alvin Hopkinson Community Member
  • Suffering from acid reflux is not necessary. Did you know that you can control your acid reflux symptoms, for the most part? Use your diet for acid reflux control, take back your life and let go of the discomforts of acid reflux. Here are 4 tips that you should use to control your acid reflux with your diet.


    The first tip is to eat smaller portions of food more often. When you eat large portions or large meals the stomach is forced to stretch so it can accommodate the food consumed. This causes unnecessary pressure on the LES (lower esophageal sphincter). In turn you end up with acid reflux. Eliminating the problem before hand can save you the discomfort.

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    The second great tip is to watch the foods you eat. No, you do not have to calorie count or go on an outrageous diet. But, you do need to keep track of the foods that cause your acid reflux to act up on you. Here are some of the foods you should avoid if you suffer from acid reflux:


    • Fried food
    • Citrus juices
    • Peppermint
    • Tomato products
    • Soda and other carbonated drinks
    • Garlic
    • Fatty meat
    • Citrus fruit
    • Chocolate
    • Alcohol
    • Coffee and other caffeinated drinks
    • Peppers
    • Onions


    The third tip to keep in mind if you suffer from acid reflux is laying down after you eat can induce an attack with acid reflux. Try to avoid laying down after you eat for at least three hours to eliminate the risks of  acid reflux symptoms. By not laying down you allow your body to properly digest the food you ate without disrupting the stomach acids.


    Finally, eating a healthy well balanced diet daily can also minimize the symptoms of acid reflux. Fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, oats, lentils and fish are excellent sources of nutrition to consume that will not cause any symptoms of acid reflux.


    Using your diet for acid reflux control is a natural and safe. In many cases with minor changes to a diet and lifestyle acid reflux can be successfully controlled and maintained without the need for medication to mask the condition. Treating the acid reflux from the root of the problem is the best way to handle it. Masking or covering up the actual root of the acid reflux is not going to solve it.


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Published On: May 11, 2009
  • robichris
    Jul. 19, 2014

    Banned food lists show those commonly found to be triggers.

    But we are all different and tolerate foods differently so it is important to use this list as a guide, rather than a law, keep a food diary and discover your personal trigger foods.


  • rentasfelices
    Jul. 19, 2014

    the foods recommended in this article: whole grains, oats (which is also a whole grain)and lentils are on the leading list of heartburn causing foods.

  • Anonymous
    May. 14, 2009

    I find that cream soups also cause reflux for me, at least the ones that are higher in fat.  I can thicken broths myself, with flour or cornstarch , then add a little low fat milk and be fine. But the really rich, creamy restaurant soups are often pretty high in fat and cause symptoms for me.