Heartburn or acid reflux is quite a common problem, and is usually brought on by the foods we eat. While you are busy trying to compile a list what you cannot eat, it may leave you wondering what you can eat without the painful effects of heartburn.
While everyone is different, there are a wide variety of foods that should not produce acid reflux. Sometimes it can help to keep a food diary, writing down what you eat so you can figure out the good and bad. It can become frustrating to feel like you cannot eat anything and sometimes you may forget there are many food options. Keep in mind these foods should be prepared without adding extra fat, or spices like black or cayenne peppers, or hot sauces, as these are the things that can cause heartburn.
Again, these are foods that should be safe to eat for sufferers of acid reflux. If any of these foods cause you symptoms then simply add them to the bad list. Meats include extra lean ground beef, ground turkey, lean steaks, skinless chicken breast, and almost any kind of fish. You can also try soy based meats like veggie burgers. If eggs typically cause you acid reflux, try egg whites or liquid egg substitutes, usually found in the dairy case at the grocery store. Dairy products and the like include milk, soy milk, rice milk, mild cheeses, cream cheese, soy cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt and pudding.
Fruits and vegetables should be a big part of your diet, but for heartburn sufferers this can seem to get boring. Try new recipes to add variety and keep you feeling satisfied. Bananas are excellent, if you get tired of eating them plain, try adding them to yogurt, cereal, make a batch of banana pancakes or banana bread, or try them in pudding. They provide soothing relief and also aid digestion. Apples, baked potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, green beans, and peas are more good options.
Do not forget to eat your grains by eating multi grain breads, cereal, oatmeal, graham crackers, pretzels, rice cakes and brown or white rice. And for the sweet tooth, you can try jelly beans, licorice, and low fat or fat free cookies.
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