5. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a spice that not only imparts a wonderful flavor and aroma to recipes, but may also have many health benefits. Some find relief from nausea and indigestion when brewing ginger into a tea. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties that may be helpful when dealing with acid reflux. AARP suggests grating a bit of ginger into some yogurt to keep acid reflux at bay.

4. Egg Whites

Egg Whites

Egg whites are a good source of protein that should soothe rather than irritate symptoms of acid reflux. Avoid egg yolks, as they contain a compound that may cause your esophageal sphincter to relax and allow acid to move up into the esophagus. The high fat content of egg yolks also makes them a poor choice for individuals suffering from acid reflux. You can enjoy an egg white scrambled with spinach for a protein-rich, nutrient-packed snack that shouldn’t trigger painful acid reflux.

3. Fish and Poultry

Cooked Chicken

Fish and lean poultry are good sources of protein that should be less irritating to sufferers of acid reflux. Avoid frying these foods, as the fats in oil can trigger an episode of reflux. Prepare your lean cuts of meat by grilling, broiling, or baking to prevent consuming excess fat or grease that can irritate your condition. One trick for preventing acid reflux is to keep your posture straight while eating rather than slouching. Additionally, you should avoid eating right before lying down. Remain upright to allow food to digest and to prevent acid from easily slipping pass your esophageal sphincter.

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