9 Foods to Avoid if You Have Acid Reflux ...

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If you are one of many people who suffer from heartburn when eating, you may be wondering what foods to avoid if you have acid reflux.3

Acid reflux happens when the esophageal sphincter opens or fails to close correctly, causing food and stomach acid to come back into the esophagus.

This can leave a nasty acidic taste in the mouth and cause a burning feeling in the throat and chest.

Certain foods are more likely to cause acid reflux, so by eliminating these foods from your diet, you can lessen your occurrences.

Check out these foods to avoid if you have acid reflux.

1. Chocolate

Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the foods to avoid if you have acid reflux.

Chocolate has caffeine, which is one problem with acid reflux.

It is also high in fat.

If you are an acid reflux sufferer, you may want to consider nixing the chocolate or prepare to deal with the consequences.2

2. Spicy

Spicy

I bet you have a favorite spicy food?

I, for one, love spicy chicken wings and good Mexican food.

Unfortunately, for many people, spicy foods leads to unbearable heartburn.

This may mean lowering the level of heat in some of your favorite dishes so you can still have them, but avoid the aftermath.2

3. Tomato-Based

Tomato-Based

Tomatoes are an awesome healthy food, but they are unfortunately extremely high in acid and cause major problems for people with acid reflux.

For many this means leaving behind favorites like spaghetti, salsa, and ketchup.

4. Citrus

Citrus

Your morning OJ maybe the cause of your heartburn.

If you notice heartburn and acid reflux shortly after breakfast, try skipping the orange juice in the morning.

Non-citrus juice is a better option.

Water, of course, would be the best option against acid reflux.

5. Fried Foods

Fried Foods

First off, we know that fried foods are often associated with acid reflux and heartburn.

It’s that high fat content that makes it so detrimental to acid reflux sufferers.

Opt for baked and grilled foods over fried to save yourself the inconvenience.

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