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Acid Reflux Foods To Avoid in Your Diet

Which Acid Reflux Foods to Avoid

is a simple matter of consulting a list, but unfortunately most lists are generic and not all acid reflux causing foods have the same affect on everyone alike.

For instance, if you like spicy foods like Italian, Mexican or Tai but you experience heartburn and acid reflux afterwords, you are not alone in fact you are like most people.

But if you experience the discomfort of acid reflux after eating less obvious foods it may be time to consult with a doctor to be sure that the reason is not a condition called, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

We’ll assume that you are given a pass on a GERD condition from a doctor, so now it’s a matter of some experimenting and noting which foods trigger your individual digestive response to various foods.

To Establish Which Foods to Avoid

is rather like discovering an allergy. You simply pay attention when you eat and note which foods cause acid reflux symptoms. You will probably want to keep a supply of over-the-counter antacid or one of your favorite acid reflux remedies handy at first because you are going to start by eating the most common acid reflux causing foods.

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To be fair and accurate, you will need to pay attention to how quickly you eat as well because eating quickly, even foods that are not normally associated with acid reflux can still cause indigestion and trigger the acid reflux and heartburn symptoms.

It’s best to start by noting your reaction to simple foods like coffee, chocolate, soda, grapefruit or an orange but not all together. Wait a little while after drinking a cup of coffee for instance, before eating anything else.

After noting and eliminating which foods do not agree with you when eaten alone you can add some combinations like pasta with tomato sauce or chicken wings etc. Whenever you encounter a combination that sets off your acid reflux try to note what ingredients were involved.

Another Word of Caution,

you must not lie down or even assume the comfy chair position for at least an hour after eating either, as this is another thing we sometimes do to bring on the symptoms and give false results.

After a short time you will start to have a really clear understanding of which acid reflux foods to avoid and you may be surprised at what you find.

Simple changes like eating more leisurely, chewing your food more before swallowing, even taking a little time after a meal to relax or even take a short walk can do amazing things for your digestion and enhance your new anti acid reflux diet.

Finally, a couple of notes a little off the topic of foods to avoid with acid reflux:

First, it is wise to avoid eating or drinking anything except water before going to bed because your digestive system simply does not function properly in a horizontal position.

Second, if you smoke, all your results will be distorted, period. Smoking, all by itself contributes to acid reflux. In fact there may be food that you absolutely love but can not eat because it causes you heartburn and acid reflux… the fact is it may be the combination with smoking that is the real cause.

Discovering the acid reflux foods to avoid for your system is not so hard if you just pay attention and use some common sense.

Good Luck.