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30 Fantastic Foods for Acid Reflux

Ginger

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. 

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Oatmeal

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. 

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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. 

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Banana

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. 

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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. 

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Potatoes

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. 

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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. 

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Melon

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! 

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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. 

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Shrimp

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! 

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Parsley

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. 

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Avocado

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. 

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Yogurt

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. 

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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. 

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Asparagus

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. 

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Spinach

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. 

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Beans

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. 

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Pretzels

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. 

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Fennel

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! 

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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. 

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Almond Butter

Almond butter contains less saturated fat than peanut butter, it’s considered a healthy fat, and it provides more magnesium, vitamin E, and calcium than peanut butter. 

You can spread it on a piece of toast or blend it into your favorite smoothie. 

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Pineapple

This delicious fruit contains the enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory agent that can seriously reduce your symptoms of acid reflux. 

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Kale

This leafy green provides a wealth of benefits to the body including reducing acid reflux. Kale is loaded with antioxidants, natural detoxifiers, and vitamins. 

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Lentils

Many people think lentils cause bloating, gas, and heartburn. But this high fiber food is a true superfood, and when prepared correctly lentils can prevent acid reflux. 

Lentils are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Just layoff the spices when preparing them and you will be good to go. 

 

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Brown Rice

Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate, meaning it takes longer to digest than simple carbs and that’s better for those with acid reflux. 

Brown rice is very mild and will help you stay full longer. 

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Olive Oil

Fatty foods can make your acid reflux worse, so you will need to stay away from things like butter. 

Try using a healthier fat like olive oil as a substitute. Don’t use too much though because olive oil does contain fat and calories. Just a light tough will do the trick!

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Radishes

Radishes are low-in-calorie and contain a variety of chemicals that help digestion flow smoothly. 

Studies show that radishes have the ability to alleviate heartburn and stomach aches. Radishes are also vital in keeping your gallbladder in good health.

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Fish

It is essential to eat lean meats when experiencing acid reflux. 

Any oily fish such as salmon, tuna, and trout are packed full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Fish is an excellent source of protein and not acidic. Just remember to skip the lemon juice! 

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Apples

Apples are another low-acidic option. Apples are also a great source of fiber – more fiber, less reflux! 

This delicious fruit also contains calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which is an ingredient in many acid reflux drugs. 

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Raisins

Raisins might be small, but don’t underestimate their power! 

Raisins are packed full of fiber, which as we have mentioned above helps absorb excess stomach acid. Eating raisins should help you get relief from acid reflux pretty quickly. 

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