The meal may be over, but for some the memory lingers on. And not in a good way. Heartburn, chest pain, belching, coughing, regurgitation — it’s all part of the unpleasant picture for those with acid reflux. In fact, 20 percent of adults have chronic acid reflux, known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (or GERD), a condition caused by the flow of contents from the stomach upward into the esophagus.
Here are foods that can help your acid reflux and heartburn:
- Salad Greens
- Ginger Tea
- Sweet Potatoes
More ways to avoid heartburn
Sometimes it is not just what you eat, but how you eat. Check out these tips for taming those searing symptoms.
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Don’t slouch when eating
- Avoid overeating and eat slowly
- Avoid tight fitting clothes
- Work out wisely
Adjusting your diet may play a key role in managing the symptoms of GERD. Moderation is key. Instead, identify your trigger, then try to limit that.” Experts say you can uncover your specific triggers by paying close attention to how your body reacts to what you’re eating. (Keeping a food diary can help.)