Looking for a diet for acid reflux?
Want to control that burning, bloating feeling?
Acid reflux (also known as heartburn) can be very frustrating and uncomfortable. You may suffer bouts of acidity after consuming rich foods or eating too quickly. Or maybe it hits you because of stress…
Often, following a diet for acid reflux can relieve the symptoms, and will make you feel more healthy.
Many people take over-the-counter antacids for a quick ease of acid reflux, but for most people, a proper diet is the best solution for overcoming acid reflux.
Diet For Acid Reflux – Good Foods For Heartburn
Apples are a good source of soluble fiber, making it very unlikely to cause acid reflux. Snacking on apples is also a great way to stay healthy. They contain a ton of vitamin C and flavonoids. Be sure not to peel your apple- the skin contains most of the nutrients.
- Black Beans
Black beans are one of the most protein packed types of beans available. Black beans also contain fiber and folate and are worth including in your diet for acid reflux. They are also loaded with antioxidants and have been linked to lowering the risk of a heart attack.
Cabbage is a great vegetable to eat if you want to avoid heartburn. Like salmon, cabbage contains omega 3 fatty acids. It has plenty of other good vitamins and minerals as well, such as vitamin C, fiber, manganese, foliate, vitamin B6, potassium, and calcium.
Lean cuts of chicken are another great way to give your body a healthy dose of protein. Try serving chicken with a heartburn-safe vegetable, such as carrots, zucchini, or broccoli. In addition to protein, chicken also has selenium, niacin, vitamin B6 and phosphorus.
Grapes should be part of your acid reflux diet. They’re are full of nutrients like vitamin B6, thiamin, manganese, potassium, flavonoids and vitamin C. Grapes can also promote healthy lungs. Be sure to choose actual grapes rather than a grape juice, as juice doesn’t contain the same benefits as grapes.
Plant proteins are great when it comes to getting your body’s muscles to work properly to keep digestion smooth. Lentils will also give your body plenty of good nutrients, such as molybdenum, folate, and manganese.
Oatmeal provides your body with many of the things it needs to get off to a healthy start such as fiber, vitamin A and iron. Oatmeal is also very low in saturated fats and cholesterol, both of which can be triggers for acid reflux., Enjoy it with skim milk to get some extra calcium.
Not only does salmon contain plenty of protein, it also has omega-3 fatty acids, which will lower your blood pressure and fight off heartburn. It contains an amazing amount of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, selenium, niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B6.
Good proteins are an important part of a diet for acid reflux. And the lean protein you get from turkey fits the bill perfectly. Sliced turkey on a whole grain sandwich provides you with these good proteins.
Try these heartburn diet tips to reduce the acidity in your digestive system.
- Eat small, frequent meals instead of three big meals a day. Make sure to include foods that are high in complex carbohydrates in each meal. These foods, such as rice, breads and pasta, are able to tie up excess stomach acid and are often easy on the stomach.
- Avoid high-fat meals such as those from the fast food chains. High fat foods will remain in the stomach longer, thus causing the need for more stomach acid in order to digest them.
Remember, don’t overeat!
Eating too much of any foods will stimulate the stomach to secret more acids for digestion.
- Avoid or limit alcohol.
- Maintain upright position during and at least 45 minutes after eating.
- Try elevating the head of bed six to eight inches when lying down.
- You might think that liquids go through your stomach smoothly and quickly – not necessarily so! Surprisingly, a lot of beverages stimulate acid secretion such as beer, wine and fizzy drinks. The worst of all is beer. It could double your stomach acid within an hour.
It really is worth trying a diet for acid reflux before taking medication.
* Have a look at our more tips for stopping heartburn…
* And make sure you know which heartburn foods to avoid.
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