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List of Safe Foods For Acid Reflux

Updated on July 31, 2008

How Do You Define Safe Foods For Acid Reflux

Have you been in pain recently because of acid reflux? Most people have suffered from heartburn, a major symptom of acid reflux disease, at least once in their life. Those who suffered from this condition will know how uncomfortable and painful it is. If you want to avoid the symptoms of acid reflux, then you have eat certain foods that do not activate them. So, the next time you want to eat, make sure you eat foods that are safe for your acid reflux..

Dealing acid reflux with foods requires planning and selection of food choices. Always pick foods that do not make your discomfort worse than before. Wrong preference of food can cause you to suffer even more.

What are safe foods? Whatever food you choose, it must not cause heartburn. Most of the cases of acid reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is because of too much stomach acid. In order to reduce the acidity, your diet should consist of alkaline based foods. There are two kinds of safe foods. The first one contains food that you can consume without any concern of the flare up of heartburn The second group requires you eat moderately. Not everyone respond the same with this group.

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Worry about heartburn after this meal?
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Recommended Safe Foods For Acid Reflux

Safe foods for acid reflux include

  • apples
  • bananas
  • cabbage
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • peas
  • green beans
  • carrots
  • extra lean meat such as skinless chicken breast
  • egg white
  • low fat cheese
  • low fat salad dressing
  • bran
  • oatmeal
  • corn

The Importance of Food Journal

If you are not sure which food can spark off the symptoms of acid reflux, then you have to monitor your reactions on different types on food in a journal. Every day, write down everything you eat. Write down any irritation you encounter. This way you can determine which food you should not take. Always use the food table as a guideline only. No one share the similar bodily traits. You should not assume the accuracy of the list of safe foods. Not all food produce the same results for your body.

Your diet cannot be altered once you have established what is going into your stomach. Otherwise, you will experience a relapse of acid reflux. However, safe food alone is not enough. Your lifestyle has to change as well. Food is not the only culprit for heartburn or other discomforts of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Remember to check with your doctor or dietician first before you make any changes in your diet.

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      teresa 

      4 years ago

      iits even worse for persons who have eating disorders to find help with reflux help pls pain to much to bear

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      Laura 

      6 years ago

      Oh good, only bran and oatmeal and water to drink...yay.....I have checked this on about.com and regrettably all of those things are part of my diet :(

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      Alana 

      6 years ago

      I can't find a good list either! They're all the same and don't give many options.

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      Chris 

      6 years ago

      Go to about.com and put in acid reflex

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      mike 

      7 years ago

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      sav 

      7 years ago

      omg! i cannot find ONE website that gives a good list. what is this?!

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      mary 

      10 years ago

      I need more of a food list.drink,s all most every one say,s the same thing! but no one gives a good list.

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      Malory 

      10 years ago

      Recently, I was diagnosed with GERD. It is a terrible feeling and this website helped suggest foods that are good to eat that may help avoid getting the reactions.

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