Best Foods for Acid Reflux 

Acid reflux can happen to the best of us. You may find yourself disappointed that you cannot enjoy the goodies of the past as luxuriously as you once did. However, never fear, there are many foods that are not only delicious but will also help you combat acid reflux.

For breakfast, try a bowl of oatmeal. Not only will this keep you full until lunchtime but it will also put out that fire in your chest. Looking for a way to spice up your oatmeal? Try adding some almonds or apple slices. Or make it with almond milk.

Or whip yourself up an omelet. You may find that using strictly egg whites will result in the greatest reduction in your symptoms.

Some oatmeal recipes from EatSmarter! Oatmeal BreakfastOat and Pine-nut Granola Fruity Muesli 

Ginger is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that can be used in cooking, thrown into a smoothie, or steeped in boiling water to make a delicious tea.

Quick ginger recipes from EatSmarter! Ginger Soup, Apple Ginger Juice  

Green is good! Salads are a great addition to a low-acidity diet. However, make sure that you avoid high-fat dressings, cheese, tomatoes or onions as these may bring back those pesky symptoms. Try adding fennel to your salad as an added acid reflux fighter. Other green vegetables such as green beans, broccoli, celery, parsley, and asparagus are other great additions to your diet.

Healthy Green Salad recipes from EatSmarter! Fennel Salad, Waldorf Salad 

Looking to satisfy a fruit craving? Grab a banana, slice up an apple or pear, or cut some melon for yourself. It is important to avoid fruits that are high in acidity such as citrus, cranberries, and strawberries. 

Take a look of these tasty recipes: Smarter Poached Pears, Stuffed Melon 

In order to make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet, incorporate more fish, turkey, and chicken. Make sure that these are never fried and remember that the little squeeze of lemon, however small, may have some negative consequences in a few minutes.

Complex carbohydrates are your new side dish best friend. However, moderation is key. One cannot live on carbs alone. Try cooking up some couscous or whole grain brown rice. Switch out that white sandwich bread for whole grain bread. Instead of that bread roll at dinner, cook up some potatoes or other root vegetables as a side.

Don't miss this Fennel Couscous recipe

A key component of your acid-reflux fighting diet is to replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats. Try adding some avocado to your plate or use olive oil on your salad instead of ranch dressing.

External References: 

  • “13 Foods That Fight Acid Reflux.” Health. Health Media Ventures, Inc. Web.
  • “9 Foods That Soothe Heartburn Naturally.” Prevention. Rodale, Inc., 5 May 2015. Web.
  • “Diet Changes for GERD.” aboutGERD.org. International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, 12 August 2015. Web.
  • Stewart, Kristen. “7 Low-Acid Foods to Add to Your Reflux Diet.” Everyday Health. Everyday Health Media, LLC, 7 March 2012. Web.

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