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Acid Reflux Diet Restrictions


If you want to know what foods to avoid and what type of acid reflux diet restrictions you should be following to cut down on stomach acid, we’ve got some good information for you.


Acid reflux disease also known scientifically as GERD, reflux esophagitis or peptic esophagitis (we call it just plain old heartburn!)is a sharp stinging or burning sensation a person gets when there is too much acid in the stomach. Acid from the stomach can splash up into the esophagus and cause gas, indigestion and discomfort.

It is often caused by eating foods that are very acidic. But it is also caused by something called pepsin.  If you are eating too many acidic foods and not enough alkaline foods there is a chance you could end up with acid reflux disease. All foods are either alkaline or acidic and each food is assigned a number on the PH scale according to how acidic the food is or how alkaline the food is. You want to avoid those foods that have a PH of less that 4-5 on the PH scale.

In order to stop reflux disease you need to eat more alkaline forming foods and cut down on  foods that are acidic in nature.

You can find a list of foods and there PH (acid or alkaline level) here.

If you are one of those unlucky people who is prone to acid reflux, take heart because you can cut down or stop your symptoms with the right acid-reflux-diet.

For the most part an acid reflux disease diet and acid reflux diet restrictions involve avoiding acid causing foods.


Acid Reflux Foods To Avoid

The worst foods for a “refluxer” are alcohol, chocolate and carbonated beverages (carbonated beverages with caffeine are the worst).

  • Soda,
  • Alcohol
  • Deep fried foods
  • chocolate
  • sausage
  • bacon
  • ribs
  • cream sauces like alfredo
  • high-fat meat like hamburger
  • butter and margarine
  • lard, shortening
  • tea or coffee
  • high fat nuts
  • peppermint and spearmint
  • citrus fruits
  • hot sauce and hot peppers
  • spicy foods

Acid Reflux Diet Restrictions For Some

Some people, not all, have problems with the following foods.

  • tomatoes
  • garlic
  • onions
  • apples
  • cucumbers

Learning the acid reflux diet restrictions (foods to stay away from) is the right place to start but  its smart to know what you should be eating too. Check out the list of acid reflux foods that are good to eat.

Try our sample diet for acid reflux here. It is a sample menu that will help rid you of this harsh hurtful disease. It is made up with acid reflux diet restrictions in mind
so will give you an idea of what to eat on this type of diet.

Common medical names for acid reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease(GORD)
Reflux esophagitis, esophaegeal erosions
Extraesophageal reflux disease
Supraesophageal reflux disease
Atypical reflux disease
Silent reflux

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