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Forbidden Foods To Eat With Acid Reflux

Apr 17, 2008
The Wrong Food Plan Can Be a THREAT to Acid reflux sufferers. Get the facts here about the Right Food Plan for Acid reflux Sufferers To Eat Their Way Back to Good Health.

Many acid reflux victims, perhaps yourself, have questions about specific food plans that cut out foods causing a degeneration of an acid reflux condition and let you win out over your medical condition. Is there a food plan that will alleviate symptoms of acid reflux?

We'll take a quick look at the fundamental physiological causes behind acid reflux and then go on to discuss food plans that can help with acid reflux symptoms.

Acid reflux happens after food goes from the esophagus into the stomach, where a muscle is temporarily relaxed to allow the entry of the food. This muscle is the LES or lower esophageal sphincter, a valve in muscular form situated where the esophagus joins the stomach. After entry of the food into the stomach, the LES should shut again, to retain the juices and acids inside the stomach. If the LES does not succeed in closing properly (owing to different inner or outer problems), stomach acid is regurgitated back into the esophagus, causing corrosion and inflammation of the lining. This causes the distressing pain and burning feeling that we call heartburn.

Doctors opine that a cause of esophageal cancer in patients over 60 is in fact acid reflux. Ignoring or putting off correction of a problem of acid reflux can mean that scar tissue, which grows to cover the ravages of corrosion and inflammation, can narrow the opening of the esophagus. Afterwards, bleeding or ulceration of the esophagus can result.

The combination of food plan recommendations with additional diet principles can have a positive effect on your symptoms of acid reflux and on your general health and well being. Doctors and paraprofessionals together are certain that specific alterations in lifestyle, comprising the addition of certain nutrition to one's food plan and the elimination of others, can bring advantages to acid reflux victims:

1. Intake of foods like vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and others that are high in fibers can benefit your digestion, block ulcers and sweep away toxins to reduce your risk of acid reflux.

2. Fish and fish oil which have substantial anti-inflammatory agents in their omega-3 fatty acids can bring effective relief for acid reflux.

3. More frequent eating of smaller meals and snacks, to improve the operation of the digestive system: larger meals cause a more difficult digestion.

4. Eating less fatty foods decreases intestinal cell lining inflammation. Stopping ingestion of fatty and high calorie foods that require more digestive effort and eliminative work, lessens the menace that acid will splash back into your esophagus.

5. Placing limits on your ingestion of coffee, chocolate, alcohol and tomatoes that tend to debilitate the esophageal sphincter and therefore worsen cases of acid reflux.

The only lasting treatment for halting and healing recurring acid reflux is to get rid of all the internal or external factors that make for acid reflux by using a holistic approach. The above-mentioned dietary principles and additional ones can bring important advantages to victims of acid reflux if followed properly, yet they are only one part of the general all-natural solution that targets the basic culprits causing acid reflux.

Following a holistic approach together with a food plan for the right nutrition for acid reflux will give you the chance to halt acid reflux symptoms and stop its return permanently. You now know that your discomforting and distressing acid reflux condition can be eliminated forever by adhering to an overall holistic solution.
About the Author
Jeff Martin is a medical researcher, health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book Heartburn No More- Open The Door To an Acid Reflux Free Life. To Learn More About Jeff Martin's Unique 5-Step Holistic Heartburn Cure System Visit: Acid Reflux Cure
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