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20 Fantastic Foods for Acid Reflux


Ginger root can add a delicious burst of flavor to dishes, but it's also known to be an all-natural heartburn remedy. In addition to including it in meals, drinking ginger tea or simply chewing on a slice of ginger can help you experience its effects. 


If you're looking for a healthy way to start your day without acid reflux, you can't do much better than a bowl of oatmeal. Its high fiber content is heart healthy and also helps absorb any stray stomach acid that might be causing your heartburn symptoms. 

Egg Whites

You don't have to give up eggs entirely to deal with acid reflux, but you might see an improvement if you switch to egg whites only. The high fat content of the yolk can often exacerbate problems with heartburn. 


High-acid fruit can sometimes make acid reflux worse, but you don't have to ditch them entirely. Low-acid choices like bananas are a good way to get the health benefits of fruit without any accompanying heartburn. 

Whole-Grain Bread

It's a healthy choice to pick whole-grain bread over processed bread even if you don't have heartburn. But this decision could also help your acid reflux problems too, since whole-grain varieties are so low in acid. 


Root vegetables like potatoes are a good choice because their starchy flesh helps to absorb stomach acid. Just keep in mind that, when it comes to vegetables, potatoes can be a little low on nutrients and high on calories. 

Aloe Vera Juice

If you're used to using aloe to treat sunburns, you might be surprised to learn that you can actually eat or drink it too! Aloe vera is commonly used as an all-natural cure for all sorts of digestive problems--including heartburn. 


Melons are another great kind of fruit that have a low-acid content. Whether you're a fan of watermelon, cantaloupe, or any other variety, it could help keep your acid reflux in check! 

Chicken Breast

Lean meat options like chicken breast will be better for your heartburn because of their reduced fat content. That steak might taste great when you eat it, but it could come back to haunt you in the form of heartburn. 


Shrimp and most other kinds of seafood are lean meat, which means you don't have to worry about high fat content aggravating your acid reflux. That being said, be sure to avoid frying it or you'll just be adding more unnecessary fat! 


Parsley might most famous as a garnish for dishes, but it's another natural heartburn remedy. Try chewing on a few sprigs when acid reflux symptoms flare up. 


Avocado is high in fat, which might make you think it's something to avoid. But luckily, avocado is high in unsaturated fat--and that's the healthy variety less likely to cause heartburn. Incorporating avocado in dishes is a great way to make them creamier and more decadent without risking acid reflux. 


Low-fat dairy products can help neutralize the effects of stomach acid, so don't be afraid to incorporate yogurt into your diet. Try a spoonful or two when heartburn symptoms flare up for a quick, natural fix. 

Skim Milk

While whole milk can cause heartburn problems because of its high fat content, skim milk is a different story. Low-fat dairy's neutralizing effect on stomach acid makes it the perfect choice for reflux problems. 


Asparagus is alkaline, which means it falls on the basic end of the pH spectrum. This means it can help neutralize stomach acid in your esophagus caused by acid reflux. 


There are more reasons than just acid reflux to include spinach in your diet, but as a low-acid vegetable, it won't cause you any heartburn problems after eating. 


Beans are high in fiber, which makes them great for every step of the digestive process. But their high starch content makes them particularly good for tamping down heartburn and keeping it at bay. 


We're not trying to imply that snacking on pretzels all day is healthy, but plain baked goods like these can help absorb any stomach acid causing your heartburn problems. 


From its roots to its leaves, fennel is a low-acid vegetable that can help reduce heartburn symptoms--and increase the flavor of a dish! 

Whole Grain Pasta

Whole grain pasta is a goldmine of fiber, which keeps your digestive track running smoothly. This means that heartburn-causing foods spend as little time in your stomach as necessary.