December 28, 2010
Foods To Prevent Acid Reflux
To prevent acid reflux you need to avoid certain foods, but also keep in mind when you eat, how much you eat and what foods you mix can also have a huge harmful effect or benefit as well.
- Never eat until your full. Eat more often, but smaller portions.
- Always have your last meal at least 3 hours before lying down or sleeping.
- Never drink while you eat, it dilutes your stomach’s digestive juices. When you learn to drink ‘good’ naturally alkaline water between meals (about an hour before eating) you’ll digest food better and eat less.
- Try not to eat your carbs before your meats. Your stomach needs to use full strength stomach acid on the meat and fat first.
To prevent acid reflux never eat fruit with your meals, eat fruit in-between.
Some of these foods listed won’t trigger your acid reflux symptoms when eaten alone, like lemon in your water, but will when eaten with other food groups.
Everyone is different, different stress levels, different habits and tastes . . . everything you do needs to be re-evaluated if you really want to prevent or cure your acid reflux issues.
Here are some of the foods you’ll avoid preventing acid reflux:
- Fruit: Orange juice, lemonade, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and tomato juice (most of these have high levels of high fructose or refined salt that make acid reflux worse.
- Vegetables: Fried foods and raw onions.
- Meat: Ground beef, marbled steak, chicken nuggets, chicken wings.
- Dairy: Sour cream, milk shakes, ice cream, cottage cheese, pasteurized milk.
- Unsprouted grains: Mac and cheese, pasta with sauce.
- Drinks: Alcohol, coffee, tea, sweetened soft drinks
- Fats/oils: Hydrogenated-trans fats, saturated animal fats, canola oil, vegetable oil, corn oil.
- Sweets: High fat baked goods, brownies, milk chocolate, doughnuts, corn chips, potato chips.
Foods that do not promote an alkaline pH on your body will produce an acidic pH, which is bad for your entire body. To prevent acid reflux try to eat more raw vegetables and eat less meat, try grass fed meats they have less saturated fats.
You were born to heal,
Todd M. Faass