affect the digestive system. These are some of the foods you need to avoid.
- Greasy, fried foods – fried chicken, French fries
- Full-fat dairy products including cheese
- Carbonated drinks
- Highly processed foods – potato chips
- Spicy foods
- Chili and cayenne pepper
- Fatty meats – bacon, sausages
- Tomatoes and tomato-based sauces like salsa
- Citrus fruits – oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes
- High-fat cuts of red meat
- Jams and jellies
- Whole eggs
- Peanut butter
- Refined sugar
- Ice cream
- High-fat sour cream
- High-fat creamy dressings, dips, or sauces
Of course, some of these foods can be lurking in meals that you assume to be safe so never shy away from asking about the ingredients that are in what you’re about to eat.
Apart from sticking to this list, doctors recommend that you keep a food diary so you can write down how your body reacts to new or certain foods. Doing that makes it easy for you to see if things are changing over time.
While watching what you eat will be helpful, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your doctor’s prescribed medical regimen. It’s easier to control your acid reflux by combining the two.
It’s also best to consult your doctor if there are any concerns about changing your diet or how your body might react to certain foods.