25 Mar foods to eat for GERD or acid reflux
If you are feeling discomfort in your stomach or noticing acid reflux, you might be suffering from GERD.
So here is my research on this new diet, , , to document and remember:
“Grains: Generally, foods made from grains like bread, crackers, cereals, and rice are pretty safe, since they neutralize the juices in the stomach.”
“Vegetables: Broccoli, carrots, peas, and green beans are recommended. If your symptoms are not very severe, you can eat garlic and onions. But, French fries, potato salad, mashed potatoes, and deep fried foods should be avoided when you follow an acid reflux diet.”
“Meats: As far as meat is concerned, it really depends on how the meat dishes are prepared. Fresh fish and chicken breast, without fat added, are regarded as safe. Eggs, scrambled or fried, tuna salad, and even fried fish can be eaten in moderation. However buffalo wings and chicken cooked in the nugget-style are best avoided.”
“Fruits: Papaya and pineapple are considered to be particularly beneficial, since both these fruits help in neutralizing the contents of the stomach. Apples and bananas are regarded as safe. Various berries, like cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are also fine, as long as they are eaten in moderate amounts. Citrus fruits are covered below.’
“Beverages: Mineral water is highly recommended. However, it is advisable to avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol.”
“It is a misconception that beverages flow quickly through the stomach, without the acid secretion being affected. Many types of beverages, like pop, wine and beer do stimulate the secretion of acid in the stomach, with beer being the worst. The acid can be doubled in your stomach inside an hour of consuming beer.”
To add to this from another article:
Baked potato okay
Cheese, feta or goat
• Cream cheese, fat-free
• Sour cream, fat-free
• Soy cheese, low-fat
• Jelly beans
• Red licorice
• Potato chips
to be avoided:
• Coffee, decaffeinated or regular
• Tea, decaffeinated or regular
“Butter cookie, high-fat
• Corn chips
• Potato chips, regular”
Taken from the series: http://heartburn.about.com/cs/dietfood/a/heartburnfoods1.htm
One more site: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20306843_2,00.html
(otherwise known as oats)
Drop that doughnut, unless you want heartburn for breakfast. If you have GERD, high-fat food is usually a recipe for pain. Instead choose oatmeal. It’s a low-fat, high-fiber meal that can soothe your stomach. Top it off with sliced bananas, which are thought to fight stomach acid naturally. ”
Fresh ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory and is an age-old remedy for stomach problems of all kinds. You can get your daily dose—2 to 4 grams (more than that can actually cause heartburn)—by steeping ginger in hot water to make tea, chewing a piece of ginger, or using ginger generously when you cook.
[I have been craving pasta]
Pasta (hold the red sauce)
Tomatoes and heavy sauces are a no-no for people with GERD—which rules out a lot of classic Italian dishes (unfortunately). For those with a craving for pasta, the National Heartburn Alliance recommends thin, broth-like sauces. And using a whole-wheat pasta will boost your fiber intake.
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Certain fatty meats, such as ground beef, are thought to trigger heartburn. Beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber and a great alternative to meat. If you have GERD, they should be a regular feature in your diet.
It is possible with GERD that the duodenum or oesophagus is inflammed, and all the acidy symptoms and pain is because of this.
I will find out soon enough, when my new female doctor takes a look at me! 🙂
Well this is all I need to know! Let’s go shopping! woo 🙂 hoo