In the 'reflux cookbook', authors Jamie Koufman, MD, Jordan Stern, MD, and French master chef Marc Bauer take a healthy eating approach to reducing acid reflux.
The book's staple foods offer plenty of variety and are geared toward reducing acid reflux.
Turn your body into a heartburn-free zone by sticking with the following ingredients, which are featured in the book's 75 original, low-fat recipes.
Oatmeal is just about the best breakfast and any-time-of-day snack recommended by The Reflux Diet.
It's filling and doesn't cause reflux.
Even instant oatmeal with raisins is "legal" because the oatmeal absorbs the acidity of the raisins.
In moderation, ginger is one of the best foods for acid reflux.
It has been used throughout history as an anti-inflammatory and as a treatment for gastrointestinal conditions.
Ginger root can easily be peeled, sliced, diced, or shaved using a grater. You can use it while cooking or add it to smoothies.
Aloe vera is famous as a natural healing agent and also seems to treat acid reflux.
It is available as a living plant, but the leaves or liquid form are sometimes sold separately in groceries and health-food stores.
Aloe vera can be used in recipes as a thickener and for congealing liquids.
You could do worse than to eat a salad every day. Salad is a primary meal for acid refluxers, although tomatoes and onions should be avoided, as well as cheese and high-fat dressings.
Dressings that have some acid or fat can be added, but only one tablespoon (or less)—as measured, not guesstimated!
Bananas make a great snack, and at pH 5.6, they're usually great for people with acid reflux.
However, about 1 percent of acid refluxers find that their condition is worsened by bananas.
So keep in mind that what works for most people may not work for you.
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