Diet & Reflux

GERD: Why Diet Will Always Matter

Acid reflux disease is a chronic health problem that impacts about 60 percent of the US adult population. Another chronic health problem that is currently an issue with about the same number of US adults: obesity. The foods you choose to eat, and how much food you eat, have a direct influence on your acid reflux symptoms. Learning to control your diet is one of the first steps in overcoming heartburn. [Read more]

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GERD Food Triggers

Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach flows back up into the esophagus through the lower esophageal sphincter muscle. In some cases, this occurs because the individual’s sphincter is weak. In other cases, problematic foods may have caused the sphincter to relax, allowing acid to flow through. People who experience heartburn frequently may be diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. [Read more]

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Drinks to Avoid with Acid Reflux

If you suffer from acid reflux disease (also called gastroesophageal reflux or GERD), it’s important to be aware of particular foods and drinks which might trigger your reflux. While every person may react differently, there are some foods and drinks that are more likely to trigger symptoms of acid reflux than others. [Read more]

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Cooking Tips for Heartburn-Friendly Meals

For someone with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eating certain foods can cause extreme acid reflux and heartburn. Learn how to cook without the heartburn with these healthy tips. [Read more]

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Beyond Food: Other Causes of Heartburn and GERD

Heartburn and acid reflux is often blamed on eating foods like coffee, soda, tomatoes, alcohol, and chocolate, but there may be other factors that contribute to frequent heartburn. Find out what changes you can make besides avoiding specific foods to help prevent heartburn. [Read more]

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Eating Smaller Meals for GERD

When it comes to avoiding acid reflux and heartburn, reducing the amount you eat at a meal can be as important as avoiding specific trigger foods. If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eating smaller meals more frequently can be a valuable habit for controlling your symptoms and avoiding discomfort. [Read more]

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Eating Protein with GERD

Protein is one of the most essential nutrients in any healthy diet. However, many high-protein foods are also high in fat, and this can cause acid reflux and heartburn in those who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Learning to choose and prepare proteins in a way that minimizes your risk of acid reflux can be a valuable part of staying healthy while living with GERD. [Read more]

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Cutting Back on Alcohol with Acid Reflux

Because alcohol is a common trigger of acid reflux, it can cause pain and discomfort in many people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). [Read more]

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Identifying Foods that Trigger Your Heartburn

Each person who suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has specific trigger foods that are more likely to cause acid reflux and heartburn. By finding your own trigger foods, you can make it easier to avoid GERD symptoms at every meal and remain free of heartburn. [Read more]

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Avoiding Hidden Acid in Food

Sometimes, acid reflux triggers are obvious. Oranges, chocolate, coffee—these are well-known problem foods for heartburn sufferers, and if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may already working hard to avoid them. But there are some foods that are much less overt about their acid-boosting properties. [Read more]

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