Asked by Irene
Are Blueberries Bad On The Gerd Diet? What About Processed Foods Containing Citric Acid?
Jennifer Rackley is a nutritionist whose children have GERD. She has written a lot on the GERD diet. The problem is though that while many foods are known to trigger reflux in many adults those same foods might not cause a problem for others. The absolute best way to determine this for yourself is to keep a food log. A food/symptom log can be tedious but can really help you see trends. For example, I know that I have troubles with coffee even when it's decaf, bananas that are less ripe (the way I prefer them), and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Oddly enough though the cookie dough isn't an issue until I cook it. Granted it may be a quantity issue :) Then there are things that are definitley on the bad list that give me issues such as tomato sauce, pineapple, citrus, etc.
Best of luck - Stephanie