Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The GERD Diet & Lifestyle (Part 2)

Bad Foods For Reflux

1. Deep Fried Food

2. Fatty Food (Trans Fats & High Fats Food)
High fat foods, particularly those that contain trans fats, can cause reflux because of the large amounts of acid required to digest them. Foods with a high fat content have been linked to a decrease in LES pressure and a delay in stomach emptying which can also lead to acid reflux.

Trans fats have been connected to esophageal disease, and since GERD can also contribute to complications with the esophagus, it is best to eliminate them from the GERD diet.

3. Tomatoes
This is on my salicylate and GERD list of foods to avoid! *SOB SOB!!!!!!*

4. Spicy Food

5. Butter
What?!! Why butter??? WHY??????  *Sob sob sob!!!*

6. Mint

7. Oily Food
And that includes baked chicken skin. I learned that the hard way!

8. Alcohol. 
Alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach. I have not had alcohol since I had the anaphylactic shock which almost killed me. 

9. Chocolate
Both peppermint and chocolate contain chemicals that can stimulate the release of stomach acids while also relaxing the smooth muscle sphincter between the stomach and esophagus, often resulting in acid reflux and heartburn.

10. Onions & Garlic

11. Very hot food and liquid
It can intensify the symptoms of acid reflux.

12. Your Own Trigger Foods. 
Given the complex nature of GERD one man's meat is another man's poison. Thus, certain foods can trigger severe reactions in some but just irritates another person's stomach.  Make a list of these foods and avoid them in the future.

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