Thursday, January 8, 2009

Here is an article I came across that I feel would help people who suffer from acid reflux.

What acid reflux foodstuffs must I ban? The greater part of acid reflux sufferers are perplexed by this question. Changes in lifestyle and diet are seen to be natural components of any long-term holistic GERD treatment and are also inseparable. A preference for healthy foods and selective nutrition to increase the suitable and decrease the unsuitable can bring long-term health benefits to acid reflux sufferers.

Reducing consumption of unsuitable foods and adopting new dietary habits particularly to help digestion for acid reflux sufferers could bring about a hugely positive effect on your current condition of gastro esophageal reflux disease. The food we eat is determinant in the maintenance of the delicate and natural internal equilibrium of our bodies. Certain dietary habits and nutrition have been found to contribute indirectly or directly to the worsening of GERD. These kinds of foods are:

1. Drinks with caffeine content such as coffee provoke increases in acidity, so stay away from large volumes of coffee. When you can, halve your cup of coffee to give two half cups and drink less coffee before going to bed. Do not exceed two cups of coffee per day and drink less if possible.

2. Alcohol is also a potential irritant for the stomach and relaxant for the LES muscle, also causing more acidity and reflux.

3. Foods with high fat content take longer to be digested and your body finds it more difficult to eliminate them. They increase the risk that acid refluxes into your esophagus and are among the worst criminals for gastro esophageal reflux disease symptoms. The exceptions are fish and fish oil omega-3 fatty acids that are in fact strong anti-inflammatory substances.

4. If you are a chocolate addict, make dark, organic types your preference and do not exceed two or three minuscule squares two or three times in any week. Because it contains large amounts of caffeine and fat, chocolate can also boost acidity, worsening digestion, and for that reason should not be eaten.

5. Before going to bed, avoid consuming milk and products based on milk that are rich in calcium.

6. Avoid strong mint in food and also herbal tea that is mint-based. Acid reflux symptoms can be worsened by peppermint and spearmint amongst others.

7. Opening of the esophageal sphincter is also triggered by cruciferous vegetables (such as spinach, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage) and foods high in acid (oranges and tomatoes for example) resulting in more acid reflux.

After that, which acid reflux food must you take out of your diet? No matter what level your acid reflux level is at, when you choose a better quality of life, you can literally opt to stop GERD permanently, by taking the holistic approach. You can move to eradicate gastro esophageal reflux disease and put your well-being and quality of life on a new level, by making these changes in your diet and having the right motivation to change your lifestyle. The power to solve the problem will be yours.

1 comment:

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