There are a lot of foods that trigger acid reflux, which we consume on a daily basis. Acid Reflux is an internal burning pain felt around the lower chest area. It happens when the stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus (food pipe). Though people commonly use the word “acidity” or “heartburn”, acid reflux goes much deeper.
In today’s world, we all are very busy; as such, we have no time to take care of our health. It is mostly applicable to those who are in jobs that entail long working hours. And, of course, I agree with this because once reaching home, we all want to have dinner and go to bed.
Who has the time to sit and just look at the plate to think whether the foods we are about to eat would trigger acid reflux?
Though we try to swallow a pill or two to combat acid reflux as we feel we have no time to visit a physician, we need to take this symptom seriously and get it cured before it turns into a chronic disease.
Avoid Foods That Trigger Acid Reflux
We need to avoid the following foods that trigger acid reflux easily. And don’t be surprised when you read it.
Yes, our favorite onion, and we love the taste when we eat it raw, isn’t it? Sadly, raw onions are one of the major foods that trigger acid reflux. If you still want to have raw onions, have the green ones. Otherwise, you can have cooked onions.
Surprised? When we eat raw tomatoes, much of gastric acid is produced that cause acid reflux. Cooked tomatoes are also not safe. The cooked ones cause more acid reflux than the raw ones.
Fat content in chocolates is high. Also, chocolates contain caffeine. Both fat content and caffeine trigger acid reflux.
Caffeine content in coffee trigger acid reflux. Does this mean you cannot drink coffee? You can have dark roasted coffee. Make sure that you reduce your coffee intake if you are already suffering from acid reflux.
#5 Citrus Fruits
Being acidic, citrus fruits trigger acid reflux. And how will you know? Coughing, hoarseness in voice are all due to acid reflux.
#6 Carbonated Drinks
The risk of acid reflux increases when you consumer carbonated drinks. Yes, I know that while drinking, you don’t feel anything. In fact, some say that carbonated drinks help after you have had heavy lunch or dinner. Sadly, it is not so.
#7 Spicy Foods
Too much of spicy foods on a regular basis, you will sure start suffering from acid reflux. Make sure about the spices that have been used in the foods, whether the spices would trigger acid reflux.
#8 Fatty Foods
We all know that fats take time to digest. And if not digested properly, the fatty foods would surely trigger acid reflux. Fatty foods would also make you gain unnecessary weight.
Many know that alcohol triggers acid reflux. This acid reflux further cause esophageal damage and many respiratory symptoms. Keep a check on the amount of alcohol you drink—regular drinker, or casual drinker, or occasional drinker, it does not matter.
Known to reduce indigestion, peppermints also trigger acid reflux. So every time you take peppermint for digestion purpose, make sure you do not overdo it.
Avoid the foods that trigger acid reflux and eat such foods that would go down your palate smoothly and get digested easily without creating acidity or heartburns. You are lucky if you do not suffer from acid reflux. Keep it that way.