Foods that help with acid reflux

Foods that help with acid reflux Foods that help with acid reflux

Having acid reflux (heartburn) once in a while is normal, but some people suffer from burning discomfort, bloating and belching almost every time they eat.

The main reason behind Acid Reflux is weakening of lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally the LES closes to prevent food in the stomach from moving up into the esophagus.

The foods you eat are directly linked with the acid your stomach produces. Eating the right kinds of food is highly essential in controlling acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a severe, chronic form of acid reflux.

Here are some of the foods that may help reduce your symptoms:

Vegetables

Vegetables are naturally low in fat and sugar, and they help reduce stomach acid. Good options include green beans, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, leafy greens, potatoes, and cucumbers.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a breakfast favorite, a whole grain, and an excellent source of fiber. A diet high in fiber has been linked with a lower risk of acid reflux. Other fiber options include whole-grain breads and whole-grain rice.

Ginger

Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s a natural treatment for heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems. You can add grated or sliced ginger root to recipes or smoothies or drink ginger tea to ease symptoms.

Lean meats and seafood

Lean meats, such as chicken, turkey, fish, and seafood, are low-fat and reduce symptoms of acid reflux. Try them grilled, broiled, baked, or poached.

Egg whites

Egg whites are a good option. Stay away from egg yolks, though, which are high in fat and may trigger reflux symptoms.

The text was taken from healthline.com.

 

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