Your Complete Guide to Battling Acid Reflux … And Winning!
This simple strategy for combating acid reflux can also be one of the most difficult, especially for the foodies among you.
While reducing your consumption of fatty and acidic foods is the most reliable way of reducing or eliminating symptoms, it entails a major lifestyle change that many will find daunting.
However, if you’re tired of being in pain and chomping on antacids like they’re after-dinner mints, you should consider modifying your current diet.
Foods known to aggravate acid reflux include whole milk, fried and fatty foods, peppermint, spearmint, oils, chocolate, creamed soups, and most fast food.
Foods that can irritate an already inflame esophagus include citrus (such as pineapple, tomato, orange, and grapefruit), coffee, tea, soft drinks, and other caffeinated beverages. If any of these items is a staple of your diet, it’s safe to assume that they’re contributing to your discomfort and should be avoided.