Food For Acid Reflux – Three Safe Bets
When most people think about diet and acid reflux usually think about foods they need to avoid. But what can you eat? What is a good food for acid reflux? Here are three safe bets
Years ago, dairy products were the mainstay of the treatment of peptic ulcer disease. This is because they both tend to neutralize acid and also coat the lining of the stomach. These same characteristics mean that most people suffering from acid reflux tolerate dairy products well.
If you suffer from acid reflux, you’ll likely find that you can tolerate low fat milk, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese and other dairy products very well.
Of course if you have lactose intolerance as well as acid reflux you need to be sure to take the appropriate digestive enzyme when you have any dairy.
Another option for vegetarians or those trying to avoid dairy for the reasons is to use soy milk. It seems to be as soothing and as well tolerated as dairy products are.
With the notable exceptions of tomatoes onions and garlic, most vegetables are another safe bet for people suffering from reflux. It’s generally safe to eat the most common vegetables such as corn, carrots, peas, celery, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage…
As you see the list of well tolerated vegetables is quite large. This is fortunate since eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is an essential part of a healthy diet.
The final group of foods safe for acid reflux that I want to mention is protein sources. In general, lean beef and poultry and fish would not be a problem. This is also true of eggs.
While I’m at it I may as well mention a fourth group. Most grains such as whole wheat, rice, cereals and quinoa are safe to try.
I think you agree that it is possible to eat quite a varied diet staying with foods that are good for acid reflux.
Remember how much you eat is important. If you need a large volume of food at any one time, you increased pressure and stomach and therefore increase the likelihood of reflux no matter which food you’ve eaten.
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