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Foods To Be Consumed with Discretion On the Acid Reflux Diet

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Updated April 04, 2014

Certain foods can aggravate your heartburn symptoms, and when planning your acid reflux diet, it's best to avoid those foods and drinks that can result in heartburn. There are some foods that can be consumed with discretion, foods that you may be able to enjoy occasionally.

The foods listed in the Table below are those you may be able to enjoy occasionally, in moderation.

For a listing of foods that usually cause little or no heartburn problem, please check out the table for foods that have Little Potential to Cause Heartburn. For a listing of foods that you should limit, foods that have a higher risk of causing heartburn, please check out the table for foods that can be Foods To Be Limited.

This is by no means a complete list, and in your personal situation, you may either find you can eat the foods from the "Avoid" group with no problem or have problems with foods not listed. It is a good idea to keep a Food Diary. For approximately two weeks, write down what you eat, when you eat and any symptoms you may experience. This will help you and your doctor plan your diet and decide on any change in eating habits you may need.


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Foods To Be Consumed In Moderation On The Acid Reflux Diet

Food Group Foods To Be Consumed With Discretion
Fruit • Orange juice, low-acid
• Apple cider
• Peach
• Blueberries
• Raspberries
• Strawberries
• Grapes
• Cranberries, dried
Vegetables • Garlic
• Onion, cooked
• Leeks
• Sauerkraut
• Scallions
Meat • Ground beef, lean
• Chicken salad
• Scrambled eggs, in butter
• Eggs, fried
• Fish, fried
• Tuna salad
• Hot dog, beef or pork
• Ham
Dairy • Yogurt
• Milk, 2 percent or skim
• Frozen yogurt
• Cottage cheese, low-fat
• Cheddar cheese
• Mozzarella cheese
Grains • Garlic bread
• Muffin
• Granola cereal
Beverages • Non-alcoholic wine
• Beer
• Non-alcoholic beer
• Cola
• Root beer
Fats / Oils • Ketchup
Sweets / Desserts • Cookie, low-fat
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