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Your Guide to a Heartburn-Free Diet

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Updated February 24, 2014

Do you suffer from heartburn? Does it seem like no matter what you eat, you get heartburn? Anyone suffering from heartburn needs have a special acid reflux diet. Find resources on creating your acid reflux diet, foods that are safe or those that should be avoided in an acid reflux diet, and recipes that are heartburn-free and ideal for the acid reflux diet.

 

Good Foods and Bad Foods

Foods With Little Risk of Causing Acid Reflux - Acid Reflux Diet
This chart may help you see what foods have little risk of causing heartburn.

Foods To Be Consumed with Discretion - Acid Reflux Diet
This chart may help you see what foods should be consumed with discretion.

Food To Be Avoided to Control Acid Reflux - Acid Reflux Diet
This chart may help you see what foods should be avoided.

When You Eat Out
Just as at home, eating certain foods in restaurants can trigger heartburn. There are methods you can use to limit heartburn episodes including food choices, knowing how the food is prepared, beverage selection, and portion sizes.

 

No-burn Recipes

To aid in good digestion, heartburn sufferers need to know how to prepare their food. It isn't just the foods you select that help you with the heartburn. It is also important how foods are prepared. These recipes are sorted into categories:  

Menu Suggestions

These sample menus will give you ideas for heartburn-friendly meals. The weekly menus are Sunday through Saturday, giving suggestions for breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and dinner.  

Additional Resources for the Heartburn Diet

Heartburn Books: The Acid Reflux Diet
The following books can help you create your acid reflux diet, including foods that are safe or that should be avoided in an acid reflux diet, and recipes that are heartburn-free and ideal for the acid reflux diet.

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Sources:

"Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)." NIH Publication No. 03–0882 June 2003. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). 1 Apr 2007.

"Understanding GERD." The American College of Gastroenterology. 1 Apr 2007.

"The Word on GERD." The American College of Gastroenterology. 1 Apr 2007.

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