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Thursday, July 31, 2008 kuseck, Community Member, asks

Q: Are Grapes considered an acidic fruit? I didn't see them listed along with lemon, oranges...

"Patients should have a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, although avoid acidic vegetables and fruits (e.g., oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pineapple, tomatoes)"


No mention of grapes. Since I have to cut down or eliminate things I love like lemon and oranges I'm looking for other fruits I can eat. Thx

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Vicki M, Health Guide
8/ 5/08 6:00pm

Hi Kuseck,


There is a great overview here that has information about acid reflux diets, prevention and what to avoid. Jennifer Rackley is a resident expert who is also a nutritionist. You can read about Jennifer here and her share posts here.


Grapes are on the list of foods to watch because aparently the level of acidity is dependant on where the grapes are grown. For instance grapes grown in warmer climates tend to have lower acidity than grapes grown in cooler climates. Similarly the sugar content is the opposite. Warmer climates make for sweeter grapes. Now this information is only good if you are planning to make wine, but it is an interesting factoid. :)


Take care and stay in touch!

Vicki M



* Avoid: citrus fruits, cranberry juice, tomatoes and tomato-based foods, peppers, onions, spicy foods, most dairy products, caffeine, high-fat foods, deli meat, cheese, fatty cuts of meat, alcohol, and chocolate.
* Be Careful: berries, grapes, garlic, lean meats, yogurt, non-alcoholic beers and wines, sodas, reduced-fat cookies.
* Enjoy: apples, bananas, broccoli, carrots, peas, green beans, chicken breast, fish, fat-free or low-fat cheeses, whole-grain bread, brown rice.

Angel Sings, Community Member
2/11/10 9:50pm

What examination is necessary to check recurrence of acid reflux disease? How can it best be prevented from recurring?

Jan Gambino, Health Guide
2/12/10 7:47am

Hello! Most likely your primary care doctor will monitor your reflux treatment plan. If you are on reflux medication, this may occur every 6 months (more or less, depending on the severity of your reflux). Periodically, your primary care doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy. This test will examine the lining of the esophagus and stomach for signs of irritation and esophagitis. .

Have you had an endoscopy before? Did the doctor tell you when to come back for a follow up endoscopy? Sometimes the GI doctor will repeat the endoscopy in 1-2 years but again, it can be more or less depending on your symptoms and the severity of the irritation/esophagitis.


Take care, Jan

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By kuseck, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/27/14, First Published: 07/31/08