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Prevent Acid Reflux (GERD) Symptoms - An Easy Diet Plan of Food Choices

Posted Sep 28 2010 12:00am

Do you suffer from frequent acid reflux? Then you're reading the right article! Careful food choices can dramatically prevent acid reflux and its painful symptoms. You don't know what kinds of foods prevent acid reflux? Again, you're reading the right article! I will share some food secrets and delectable recipes with you. I will break it down in seven easy steps for you to follow so you can live acid reflux-free.

First, let's define acid reflux
Acid reflux is also called chronic heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disorder or GERD, dyspepsia, and acid indigestion.

Acid reflux flares up when stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus, causing unpleasant fluid or food to be tasted in the back of the mouth. This causes a burning sensation in the throat or chest also known as heartburn.

Acid reflux may be more common than you think. There are over 60 million Americans who suffer from heartburn each and everyday.

Second, let's define who is in danger of getting acid reflux
- People who are obese

- People who have a hiatal hernia

- People who have scleroderma

- People who vomit frequently

- Pregnant women

- Obese children

Third, let's discus what foods make acid reflux worse
o Alcoholic beverages

o Caffeine beverages

o Chocolate

o Citrus fruits

o Fatty and fried foods

o Garlic

o Onions

o Peppermint

o Spearmint

o Spicy foods

o Tomato-based foods like spaghetti sauce, salsa, chili, and pizza

Fourth, let's bust some acid reflux myths
Myth 1: Drinking milk before going to sleep. Drinking milk actually can cause acid reflux while you're sleeping.

Myth 2: Eliminating coffee, citrus fruits, and spicy food because they cause acid reflux. These foods by themselves can't cause acid reflux; they just make acid reflux worse.

Myth 3: Living with acid reflux is a lifelong event. Acid reflux, although millions of people live with it, can actually make careful food choices to prevent it!

Fifth, let's list the foods that can prevent acid reflux:

o Apples

o Bananas

o Broccoli

o Cabbage

o Carrots

o Chicken breast, skinless

o Egg whites or egg substitutes

o Fish

o Graham crackers

o Green beans

o Ground beef, extra-lean

o Jelly beans

o Mineral water

o Peas

o Pretzels

o Red licorice

o Salad dressing, low fat

o Sour cream

Sixth, let's get cooking! Here are some delicious meals that are sure to prevent acid reflux:

Breakfast

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Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Apple Pancakes

Banana Bread

Lunch
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Potato Salad

Sesame Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Dinner
chinese food!!

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry

No Tomato Sauce Lasagna

Pork Chops with Applesauce

Dessert
Sweet <3

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Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Berry Cobbler

Sour Cream Pound Cake



You're the gourmet chef in the kitchen. So, start with these careful food choices, experiment, and be creative with different and healthy foods that prevent acid reflux symptoms!

Seventh, let's explore more options for you.

If you need more help, it's no big deal! Refluxamine [http://www.refluxamine.us], when paired with eating less, making careful food choices, and elevating your head while sleeping, can prevent acid reflux symptoms.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Elle_VanHamagansky

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