You may need to avoid certain foods if you suffer from heartburn. Keeping a heartburn diary help you determine which foods are not good for you to eat.
What foods are your biggest heartburn trigger? How do you cope with your food triggers? Do you have any handy tips or food substitutions that work for you? Share your experiences for others to read!
There was a time when I ate out and hoped for the best as to whether I would suffer from heartburn or not. Then I learned to do some research, and to even ask the servers at a restaurant how the food was prepared and the ingredients in some of the dishes. I've found that most times a restaurant is happy to leave out a seasoning or substitute one dish for another. In order for this to work for you, you need to know beforehand what to ask for and what you should avoid. When you ask how the food is prepared, avoid certain beverages, and watch portion sizes, you can prevent the heartburn.
However, dining out at Chinese, Mexican, or Italian restaurants may be more difficult, since food at these restaurants may contain more ingredients that can trigger your heartburn. It is possible to enjoy dining there if you know what to avoid.
Here is some information for you so you can eat out without heartburn.
Heartburn Friendly RecipesEver since I was diagnosed with GERD more than 20 years ago, I have been able to adapt recipes so I could enjoy my favorite dishes. I substituted reflux-producing ingredients with ingredients I knew were safe for me to eat. For example, I used a fat-free or low-fat version of an ingredient with little or no change in flavor.
I like to share recipes. Now is your opportunity to share recipes you've created or adapted to be heartburn free. To submit a recipe, follow the links in the recipe categories below. You will also find links to other heartburn-friendly recipes.
Your Favorite Chicken Recipe
I enjoy cooking with chicken breasts. Using the skinless breasts is important because most of the fat is in a layer right under the skin. Using the boneless breasts just makes preparing the recipe a lot easier. Chicken breasts are also becoming more and more popular for preparing low-fat meals. Fat can be a big trigger for many heartburn sufferers, so this is an important fact. Do you have any favorite chicken recipes that you know are heartburn friendly for you? Share your favorite chicken recipes with the rest of us to enjoy! You may also want to try these heartburn-friendly chicken recipes
Your Favorite Beef Recipe
Preparing a lean roast, especially in a slow cooker or baked, can become the center of a lower fat meal. Some people think they have to give up ground beef because it is often thought of as one of the fattiest types of meats. Almost all stores offer very lean ground beef (at least 95% lean) that can make a nice heartburn friendly meal. Have you found ways to use beef in your recipes that allows you to don't cause heartburn afterwards? Please share your favorite beef recipes! You may also want to try these heartburn-friendly beef recipes
Your Favorite Turkey Recipe
I have used ground turkey as a substitute for ground beef. It's leaner than ground beef, and can make a nice change for those ground beef dishes. Also, turkey tenderloin strips make great low-fat dishes when you want a change from chicken breasts. Do you have a favorite heartburn-friendly turkey recipe? Maybe it's a delicious turkey burger recipe. Or maybe you found a way to use turkey strips in a recipe that works as a great change from chicken. Whether it's your creation or grandma's favorite that you found heartburn friendly, please share your favorite turkey recipes with us! You may also want to try these heartburn-friendly turkey recipes
Your Favorite Pork Recipe
I grew up with TV commercials referring to pork as "the other white meat." This can be understood because some cuts of pork as lean as chicken. Pork tenderloin is especially lean. Baked pork chops can taste just as good as fried chops. Do you like pork, and have some recipes you enjoy that don't cause the burn of heartburn afterwards? If so, perhaps you can share your favorite pork recipes with us! You may also want to try these heartburn-friendly pork recipes
Your Favorite Seafood/Fish Recipe
Seafood and fish are nutrient-dense foods. They are good sources of protein and iron, while not having the saturated fat found in most other meats. Do you have a favorite seafood or fish recipe? You can share your favorite recipes for others to enjoy! You may also want to try these heartburn-friendly seafood/fish recipes
Your Favorite Stew and Casserole Recipes
I like to make stews. They are really easy to make, and are literally a one-dish meal. It's the same with casseroles. There are spicier stews and casseroles, but you can usually create tasty dishes by substituting different herbs that are easy on the digestive tract. You probably have a recipe or two that you enjoy. Would you be willing to share your favorite stew or casserole recipes with us? You may also want to try these stew and casserole recipes