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How To Come Up With An Acid Reflux Diet

Aug 17, 2007
Adopting a special acid reflux diet is crucial if you want to alleviate the symptoms of your condition. That said, an acid reflux diet may not be easy to stick to, especially if it means that you may have to give up your favourite foods. You find it depressing to be having meals with those who do not need to go on a restrictive diet.

The good news is that there are many specialist cook books written for those of you with this condition. These contain interesting recipes and tips for eating the correct foods and substituting acidic foods with more easily tolerated alternatives.

In general, you should avoid greasy and stodgy foods that are hard to digest, as should highly acidic foods and beverages. This means that fast foods, hamburgers, and other grease-laden takeaways are all off the menu. There are ways of still eating foods such as hamburgers, curries and pizzas; they just have to be prepared in a healthier way. Alcohol can also have adverse effects on the stomach and so alcoholic beverages need to be consumed in moderation.

Your suggested acid reflux diet will undoubtedly look different from another fellow sufferer. What is a sensitive food for you may not be so for another person. For this reason it is important that you see your doctor for help to work out your own acid reflux diet. By experimenting with different food groups you can pinpoint what causes pain and what does not.

Your doctor may also recommend that you seek the advice of a dietician. A dietician should be able to provide a list of foods that are compatible with the condition and so should be included in the acid reflux diet. Some favourite foods will have to be omitted from the acid reflux diet but this will be easier to cope with as time goes on and new recipes and foods are discovered that are allowed.

Developing a comprehensive acid reflux diet takes time. Initially, it can be a painful exercise to have to keep notes about your meals. To monitor whether or not you are sensitive to certain foods or not, requires you to be dedicated to the process of taking notes. You may even decide to skip posting in an entry or two.

However, the benefits of being diligent in monitoring what you consume will definitely be worth the trouble in the end as you will know exactly what foods you are sensitive to. By cooking the safe items allowed in your acid reflux diet in a variety of different ways, you can still get to tuck in very delicious meals each day.
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Acid reflux symptoms and indigestion are treatable. For more information and resources, please visit this site http://www.treat-acid-reflux.com.
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