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What can I eat for my acid reflux?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
6 doctors agree

In brief: Lecithin

Lecithin, limonene and galactan - first comes from avocado, second from orange peels, third kefir probiotics.

In brief: Lecithin

Lecithin, limonene and galactan - first comes from avocado, second from orange peels, third kefir probiotics.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: GERD diet

You should identify the foods that aggravate your reflux symptoms, such as spicy foods, fatty foods, french fries, onions, tomato and citrus juices, chocolate, and mints.
And avoid them. Limit consumption of alcohol and caffeine containing beverages. Eat smaller meals, and avoid overfilling your stomach. Avoid lying down for 2 hours after eating. Avoid smoking and all tobacco products.

In brief: GERD diet

You should identify the foods that aggravate your reflux symptoms, such as spicy foods, fatty foods, french fries, onions, tomato and citrus juices, chocolate, and mints.
And avoid them. Limit consumption of alcohol and caffeine containing beverages. Eat smaller meals, and avoid overfilling your stomach. Avoid lying down for 2 hours after eating. Avoid smoking and all tobacco products.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No flammable foods

Agree with dr k. Also avoid caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, tomato.
Chill out, sit down, eat slowly.

In brief: No flammable foods

Agree with dr k. Also avoid caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, tomato.
Chill out, sit down, eat slowly.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Eat non-acidic foods

A person with heartburn should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids.
Sodas (carbonated drinks), orange juice, and many other juices are acidic. The person is likely already taking acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity in the stomach. It would be bad to eat or drink more acid, because the whole point of treatment is to decrease acid in the stomach and esophagus.

In brief: Eat non-acidic foods

A person with heartburn should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids.
Sodas (carbonated drinks), orange juice, and many other juices are acidic. The person is likely already taking acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity in the stomach. It would be bad to eat or drink more acid, because the whole point of treatment is to decrease acid in the stomach and esophagus.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid "secretagoges"

Avoid:vitamin c, citric fruits or juices, spices, hot sauces, tomato, alcoholic beverages, smoking, caffeine in coffee, sodas, chocolate or tea, chewing gums or candy with peppermint, mint, menthol, phenol ( for bad breath), Aspirin .
Sleep sitting instead of flat. Avoid abdominal pressure by elastics, girdles. You may drink milk or dairy, calcium( tums), vegetables, baked soda (sodium bicarbonate).

In brief: Avoid "secretagoges"

Avoid:vitamin c, citric fruits or juices, spices, hot sauces, tomato, alcoholic beverages, smoking, caffeine in coffee, sodas, chocolate or tea, chewing gums or candy with peppermint, mint, menthol, phenol ( for bad breath), Aspirin .
Sleep sitting instead of flat. Avoid abdominal pressure by elastics, girdles. You may drink milk or dairy, calcium( tums), vegetables, baked soda (sodium bicarbonate).
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: What to avoid

More than what to eat, you really should ask what to avoid.
Spicy foods and citrus products are typically blamed but is not the acid in these products, but the oils. In fact, any oily or fatty food will contributed to reflux. Alcohol and smoking also make it worse.

In brief: What to avoid

More than what to eat, you really should ask what to avoid.
Spicy foods and citrus products are typically blamed but is not the acid in these products, but the oils. In fact, any oily or fatty food will contributed to reflux. Alcohol and smoking also make it worse.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
And avoid drinking with a straw.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Almonds

5-10 almonds before or after meals is helpful against reflux.
Avoid caffeinated products with meals, try and chew well, eat slower and take a zip of water every bite or two.

In brief: Almonds

5-10 almonds before or after meals is helpful against reflux.
Avoid caffeinated products with meals, try and chew well, eat slower and take a zip of water every bite or two.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Poor digestion

Poor digestion makes food rot causing Lactic Acid build up and pain - need betaine hcl, choline, bromelain to heal.

In brief: Poor digestion

Poor digestion makes food rot causing Lactic Acid build up and pain - need betaine hcl, choline, bromelain to heal.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Leon Nesvacil
Family Medicine

In brief: Acid reflux diet

The best diet for acid reflux is a bland diet, that is on in which there is a minimum of spicy foods.
Nearly everyone with acid reflux can obtain some relief by chewing or swallowing an anti acid.

In brief: Acid reflux diet

The best diet for acid reflux is a bland diet, that is on in which there is a minimum of spicy foods.
Nearly everyone with acid reflux can obtain some relief by chewing or swallowing an anti acid.
Dr. Leon Nesvacil
Dr. Leon Nesvacil
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