Acid Reflux Diet: A Guide to Eating for GERD


An acid reflux diet is a dietary pattern that is designed to reduce symptoms of acid reflux.

The diet typically includes foods that are low in acid and fat, such as lean proteins, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables.

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Fibrous foods such as whole grains, root and green vegetables make you feel full and help in reducing symptoms of heartburn. [Johns Hopkins Medicine]

Alkaline foods such as bananas, melons, and nuts have higher pH and can help to reduce strong stomach acid. [Johns Hopkins Medicine]

Eating foods that contain a lot of water such as cucumber and watermelon can dilute and weaken stomach acid.[Johns Hopkins Medicine]

Avoiding trigger foods such as spicy, fatty, or acidic foods is important to help reduce symptoms.

Avoiding carbonated drinks, caffeine, and alcohol are recommended as these can increase acid reflux symptoms.

Eating meals at regular time and maintaining a healthy weight are also beneficial in managing acid reflux symptoms.