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Acid Reflux Disease Diet 7 Ways To Relieve Symptoms
An acid reflux disease diet can help control the occurrence of acid reflux and decrease the risk of heartburn for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) sufferers. Following a controlled diet is a matter of determining which foods trigger symptoms, and which foods are safe to eat.
Creating a two-week food diary, where you make a record of all the foods you ingest and the symptoms that follow, is the best way to discover the foods to eliminate. After two weeks, you should then present your food diary to your doctor or dietician so he/she can help create a diet plan that is beneficial for you.
Although it is in your best interest to create a food diary, the following are 7 food categories and the related foods you should avoid, or are considered safe to eat in each. The seven categories are:
By knowing what you should and shouldn�t eat within each food category is how you create an acid reflux disease diet that effectively relieves symptoms by stopping them before they start.
Foods you should avoid
Dairy � Cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream and ice cream related products (I.E. milk shakes, floats, etc.)
Foods considered safe
Dairy � Fat-free cream cheese, feta or goat cheese, low-fat soy cheese.
Dairy � Yogurt, cheddar or mozzarella cheese
Finally, keep in mind that the above food lists are only general guidelines. Some of the foods considered safe to eat for one heartburn sufferer may not be the same for another. Therefore, make sure you keep a food diary to determine what the best acid reflux disease diet is for you, so you can effectively treat and prevent your symptoms.
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