Food can make you feel like a king or it can make you feel like a prisoner. In the case of acid reflux, various foods will make you feel like a prisoner. Have you ever felt imprisoned by the symptoms of heartburn? Millions do!
Acid reflux, also called heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), is a disease that can affect the youngest infants to the oldest elderly people. In fact, it has been documented that over 25 million Americans suffer from acid reflux on a daily basis. And about half of those sufferers do not seek treatment for their disease and live in misery. The fortunate news is that you can naturally cure acid reflux with the correct acid reflux diet plan.
Do you know what foods cause acid reflux? Do you know what foods help heal your esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which will cure the cause of GERD? Is your reflux getting worse the longer you try to ignore that problem?
Maybe it is time you begin a natural acid reflux treatment involving the foods you eat.
Should I use Acid Reflux Prescription Drugs?
Most sufferers who seek help use prescription drugs like Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium to help combat their problem. Typically, these drugs will help treat the symptoms for two weeks but long-term use can cause the body to produce an extra amount of acid. Let me explain.
After using these drugs for14 days, the body begins to make a gastrin. Gastrin is a hormone that tells your stomach to make more acid. While making more acid is a problem, it is a small problem compared to the risk of developing cancer in the digestive tract. If you have taken these drugs, you will notice the bold print warning; do not take for more than 14 days (2 weeks)!
And is there another option? Not really! Some seek out surgery but most of the time it is unnecessary because simple acid reflux dieting tips are usually just as effective.
Here are 5 tips that could liberate you from this disease.
5 Acid Reflux Dieting Tips
1. What not to eat! I am going to start with probably the biggest causes of heartburn. Here are some of the foods that trigger it: chocolate; citrus fruits; spicy foods; fatty foods; and fried foods. I would recommend keeping a journal noting the times and the foods that could have possibly caused the flare-up. You should notice a pattern in a few weeks.
2. Soft foods! To begin the acid reflux diet treatment, we recommend eating soft foods for the first few days (2-3 days) of your treatment. During this time, your esophagus and LES will be able to do the majority of the healing. Avoid all crunchy foods that could scratch the esophagus while being digested.
3. Water! You should begin drinking a tall glass of water after every meal. We recommend eating 5 smaller meals per day as opposed to 3 large meals. Water will help cleanse the LES so it closes up tighter, not allowing gases and acid to leak up into your esophagus, causing the pain.
4. Chew! This is a habit you should begin Now! You should chew your food as thoroughly as possible before you swallow. There are many benefits including: aid in digestion; reduces food consumption; prevents heartburn; and will eventually help you lose weight.
5. Apples! Here is a common acid reflux natural remedy that has worked for thousands of my customers. My dad also discusses this remedy on our website.
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