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Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!
Mini Yogurt Pies.
I never thought I would feel this way, but I may actually be tired of holiday cookies. If you are too, try this alternative sweet treat to bring to a party. I brought them to a dinner last week and the guests loved them! Not to mention, each pie has less than 200 calories if you are trying to be good over the holidays.
1 package mini graham cracker pie crusts
3 single serving yogurts (any kind will do, but I like the Oikos Key Lime Greek Yogurt)
Fresh fruit for garnish (sliced very thin)
Spread the crusts on a plate or serv...
Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day . It signals your metabolism to start firing up and fuels your body to begin the day. Sadly, breakfast is also one of the most frequently skipped meals. Eating breakfast is even more important for those dealing with acid reflux. So, If you are one of the many breakfast skippers, keep reading. I hope to convince you that making this small change can significantly impact your health.
Here are three reasons people with acid reflux should eat breakfast:
1. It can prevent and treat a sour morning stomach. Not eating at night may help ease nighttime heartburn but it can leave a very empty and acidic stomach come morning. Breakfast helps to buffer the acid in the stomach from doing damage to the GI tract. 2. Breakfast is a good start to eating several small meals per day. Most people with acid reflux do much better when they can separate their meals into smaller, mo...
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) during or after a meal. A ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus opens and closes to allow food to enter the stomach. This ring of muscle is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This sphincter opens to release gas (burping) after meals in normal infants, children, and adults. When the sphincter opens in infants, the stomach contents often go up the esophagus and out the mouth (spitting up or vomiting). GER can also occur when babies cough, cry, or strain. Most infants with GER are happy and healthy even though they spit up or vomit. Symptoms GER occurs often in normal infants. More than half of all babies experience reflux in the first 3 months of life. An infant with GER may experience these symptoms: Spitting Vomiting Coughing Irritability Poor feeding Blood in the stools Only a small number of infants have severe symptoms due to GER. Mo...
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