Is It Safe To Eat Strawberries, Mango And Avocados With Acid Reflux?

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Is It Safe To Eat Strawberries, Mango And Avocados With Acid Reflux?

Are strawberries, mangos, and avocados okay foods to eat if you have acid reflux, or should I avoid them?

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Many people find that strawberries are fine for them in moderation, and avocado similarly is usually well tolerated by reflux sufferers. While not mango, the papaya has shown some promise to be a good fruit for acid refluxers because the papain in the fruit helps to soothe the acid. You can read more in Joy Buchanan's post here.

You can get some ideas from some of the resident experts here on Health Central. Tracy Davenport is a resident expert here and she has written an article called The 10 best fast foods for people with GERD. Tracy's son has GERD and through his experiences Tracy has learned a great deal about coping and about foods that can help ease reflux.

If you're eating out, you may find this article of tips helpful. As usual, the best way to find out if you tolerate a food is to eliminate it from your diet for a while and then add it back in a little at a time. That can help you determine if those fruits trigger your own reflux symptoms.