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Acid reflux diet

melissxo4melissxo4 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
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Hi !!

So recently I was told my acid reflux is worse and I’ve noticed a lot of it is due to diet. I already try to eat mostly veggies and only chicken or fish so at least it’s not like I’m cutting out a lot. Was wondering what are some good recipes for an acid reflux diet?

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  • babyluthibabyluthi Posts: 199Member Member Posts: 199Member Member
    Ask your Dr for a proton pump inhibitor.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 481Member Member Posts: 481Member Member
    babyluthi wrote: »
    Ask your Dr for a proton pump inhibitor.

    This is fine in the short term, if your reflux is causing significant pain or keeping you from sleeping. But surely better to do as you’re attempting and control your symptoms with diet than just take a drug?

    First question I’d ask is...do you know what’s causing the acid reflux? Do you notice and associate it with any specific types of food? Greasy foods, acidic foods, tomato heavy sauces etc?
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 3,868Member Member Posts: 3,868Member Member
    My husband has acid reflux but has identified his triggers as being hard to digest proteins such fatty meats and shellfish. He has no problems with other common triggers such as alliums, spicy food, acidic food or vegetable fats, so apparently triggers can vary from individual to individual.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 3,868Member Member Posts: 3,868Member Member
    Brassicas are apparently a common trigger. If you are eating mostly vegetables, see if removing veggies from the cabbage family helps. I believe flowering vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli, as well as fermented brassicas such as sauerkraut and kimchi are less likely to cause acid reflux. I am not a health professional. These are just bits and pieces I remember when the hubby was trying to pinpoint his triggers by selectively removing one item at a time from his diet.

    For him animal fats and shellfish were a no go. So he needs to limit cheese as well as fatty meats and crustaceans.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 664Member Member Posts: 664Member Member
    I posted this in another thread , but gaining massive weight and poor diet lead to my horrible acid reflux for 20 years. Once I changed my diet from junk/greasy & high fatty foods to healthier choices of lean meats, veggies, fruits and nuts, and also dropped weight, I went from having an episode 5 times a week to ZERO! I also quit alcohol and that most likely contributed to it!
    edited August 21
  • xtrain321xtrain321 Posts: 188Member Member Posts: 188Member Member
    I followed what my doctor told me and was able to get off the medicine. It's true that everyone has different triggers, so you'll have to find yours. Some of the common ones are garlic, onion, tomato, chocolate, alcohol, higher fat foods, spicy foods, vinegar/mustard based foods/dressings, caffeine, and citrus.

    You didn't mention beverages, but the hardest changes I made were eliminating all caffeine, coffee (even decaf), soda (even decaf), anything with citric acid (which is almost everything except plain water, such as Crystal Light, flavored bottled drinks, etc.).

    The book called The Acid Watcher Diet by Dr. Jonathan Aviv was very helpful--complete food list with some good recipes. Also, not sure if this is relevant, but I don't have the typical heartburn symptoms. My problem was the sensation of a lump in my throat all the time. So annoying.

    Hugs! It was hard to make the changes but worth it--I feel so much better.
    edited August 21
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Posts: 9,713Member Member Posts: 9,713Member Member
    everyone has different triggers so i don't know that one specific diet would work.
    i have to avoid acidic things like lemonade, bbq sauce, tomato sauce. super sweet things-woodchuck cider. bell peppers. vinagarettes
  • frksfraufrksfrau Posts: 79Member Member Posts: 79Member Member
    Before losing some weight, I experienced acid reflux several times a day. I was on prescription prilosec for several years. I never went anywhere without my tums. As my diet changed from a high fat and high acid diet to a healthier diet, the need for all of the meds went away. I learned some of the foods that would trigger my issues. For me, one of the big problems was mayonnaise. Anything with mayo gives me heartburn right away.
  • TeaBeaTeaBea Posts: 13,999Member Member Posts: 13,999Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    My husband has acid reflux but has identified his triggers as being hard to digest proteins such fatty meats and shellfish. He has no problems with other common triggers such as alliums, spicy food, acidic food or vegetable fats, so apparently triggers can vary from individual to individual.

    This ^

    There's a list of triggers out there, but it's still going to be individual. I started with a book called Dropping Acid.

    Oatmeal and bananas are supposed to be fine for reflux sufferers but not for me.

    Chocolate, citrus, and vinegar are triggers for many people, and that's true for me as well.

    I love apples - gala and fuji are my got to (less acidic). The only diet soda I drink is A&W Root Beer.
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