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Foods for GERD

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition wherein the contents of the stomach including the stomach acid leak back into the esophagus.

Symptoms of GERD can be avoided by eating low fat, high-fiber diet, which consists mainly of whole grains, lean meats, fruits and vegetables. It is also important to eat slowly, avoid late-night snacks and sleeping immediately after meals.

Making the right food choices is important in treating the symptoms of GERD.  Select the food that best suits you using the chart from the National Heartburn Alliance.

Avoid high-fat food such as doughnut if you already have GERD. Choose a meal rich in fiber and  low in fat such as oatmeal and combine it with bananas, known to naturally fight stomach acid.

Aside from its anti-inflammatory properties, fresh ginger has been a traditional remedy for all kinds of stomach disorders.  Chewing it, or making it into a hot ginger tea, or by simply adding it to your recipe will give you the recommended daily dose of ginger, but not exceeding 4 grams.

Eat whole-wheat pasta without the red sauce to increase intake of fiber. Tomatoes and other heavy sauces are not advisable for people with GERD.  The National Heartburn Alliance recommends thin, broth-like sauces.

Since there are some fatty meats like ground beef that are known to activate heartburn, use beans instead as a source of protein and fiber. This should be a part of the regular diet of people with GERD.

Substitute applesauce for oil when baking foods, as butter and oil are thought to trigger heartburn. The fat content will be reduced while adding fiber to baked goods. Use the same proportion as required in the recipe and some tweaks to get the correct consistency.



MSN. Heartburn-easing foods that fight gerd.

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