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Creating An Acid Reflux Diet Program

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What is Acid Reflux disease?

Acid Reflux occurs when the opening between the esophagus and the stomach become looser and relaxes at the wrong times.This opening allows food and stomach acid to travel up to the esophagus. Acid Reflux disease is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Bad breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dental erosion
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heartburn
  • Hoarseness
  • Regurgitation

What causes acid reflux?

The main cause of acid reflux is unknown; however, a hiatal hernia may be a factor.A hiatal hernia can occur when the upper part of your stomach is above your diaphragm.The diaphragm keeps acid from coming up into the esophagus, making it easier for the acid to come up.

Is acid reflux a serious condition?

For most people who have acid reflux, the discomfort associated with symptoms can affect quality of life and everyday activities.

How long does acid reflux last?

Acid reflux can last up to several months or even longer if not treated.

What foods stimulate acid reflux?

  • Alcohol
  • Citrus foods
  • Citrus juices
  • Coffee
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Spicy foods
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato juice

How can acid reflux symptoms be relieved?

97% of all acid reflux heartburn symptoms can be relieved through natural or home remedies.It's true; you can manage your acid reflux right in your own kitchen! Here are a few food categories that won't trigger acid reflux.

  • Bananas
  • Chicken, not fried
  • Fish
  • Fruits
  • Mushrooms
  • Oranges

Don't like these ingredients by themselves?Don't worry because I have a menu that's delicious and healthy that won't trigger acid reflux!

Wake up to this invigorating breakfast menu:

Banana Nut Muffin Orange Glazed French Toast

Perk up with this mind and body healthy lunch menu:

Chef's Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing Salmon with Wild Rice

Relax with this comforting dinner menu:

Chicken Fajitas Halibut with Rosemary Glaze

Sound tempting?Don't limit yourself to these choices, experiment in the kitchen.After all, you're the creative chef!

Sources:

http://heartburn.about.com/od/goodfoodsbadfoods/Good_Foods_Bad_Foods_For_Heartburn_Sufferers_Acid_Reflux_Diet.htm

http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/diet.html

http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/

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