How to Prevent Acid Reflux
Most gastroesophageal reflux disease sufferers struggle with the question, what acid reflux food I need to avoid? Avoiding certain foods, and increasing the intake of others, has the potential to confer significant health benefits among acid reflux sufferers.
The foods we consume every day play an important role when it comes to keeping our body’s delicate natural inner balance.
Prevent Acid Reflux
Some foods and dietary habits can directly and indirectly promote acid reflux, avoiding those and adding habits for optimal digestion can bring a tremendously positive effect on your medical condition.
The list below contains examples of types of foods:
- Coffee and caffeine containing beverages can lead to increased acidity, so you need to avoid large amounts of coffee. Avoid drinking coffee before bedtime and limit the intake of caffeine to only two half cups.
- Increased acidity can be a result of large amounts of alcohol.
- High- fat foods take longer to digest and hard to eliminate out of the body. Avoid fat foods, but remember, omega- 3 fatty acids from fish and fish oil are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
- Milk and milk based products that are rich in calcium should be avoided before bedtime.
- Chocolate contains a large amounts of fat and caffeine. This can increase the acidity and worsen digestion. Go for dark chocolate or organic varieties.
- Peppermint, spearmint and others can worsen the acid reflux symptoms. Avoid foods with strong mints and mint- based herbal teas.
- Acidic foods like oranges and tomatoes and cruciferous veggies like cabbage, onions, broccoli, spinach etc. can promote the opening of the esophageal sphincter and increase the acid reflux.
The list above, can be very useful if you suffer from acid reflux. Dietary changes and healthy motivation can be the only way to overcome this medical condition.