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Foods to Avoid Acid Reflux

March 17, 2012

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For the 20% of Americans who experience acid reflux on a daily basis, reducing their symptoms could be as simple as looking at their diet. Foods are a major cause of acid reflux because certain foods aggravate acid reflux symptoms. Foods from all food groups cause acid reflux. Avoiding or limiting these foods will reduce the likelihood of experiencing heartburn symptoms. If it’s hard to cut out some of these foods from your diet, try to eat minimal amounts to avoid setting off your acid reflux. Also give some time in between each sitting when you eat these foods to minimize the possibility of heartburn from occurring.  Closely look at your diet to determine if these are the foods that are causing your acid reflux.

Fruit- Orange, orange juice, lemon, lemonade, grapefruit, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, tomato, tomato based products


Vegetables- Raw onions, potato salad, mashed potatoes, French fries, garlic, pepper, avocado


Meats- Ground beef, marble sirloin, chicken nuggets, chicken or buffalo wing


Dairy- Sour cream, milk shake, ice cream, regular cottage cheese


Grains- Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni


Beverages- Liquor, wine, coffee both regular and decaffeinated, tea both regular and decaffeinated


Fats & Oils- Salad dressing, creamy and oil and vinegar


Sweets- Chocolate, butter cookie, brownie, doughnut, corn chips, potato chips