May 29, 2015, Day 13
This time these guys are on our side and they are killers when it comes to acid re-flux aka heart burn. We all have had it and it is not pleasant and prevention is most definitely better than waiting for the cure.
Here are the heroes:
Oatmeal is just about the best breakfast and any-time-of-day snack recommended by The Reflux Diet.
It’s filling and doesn’t cause reflux.
In moderation, ginger is one of the best foods for acid reflux.
It has been used throughout history as an anti-inflammatory and as a treatment for gastrointestinal conditions.
3) Aloe vera
Aloe vera is famous as a natural healing agent and also seems to treat acid reflux.
It is available as a living plant, but the leaves or liquid form are sometimes sold separately in groceries and health-food stores.
You could do worse than to eat a salad every day. Salad is a primary meal for acid refluxers, although tomatoes and onions should be avoided, as well as cheese and high-fat dressings.
Bananas make a great snack, and at pH 5.6, they’re usually great for people with acid reflux.
However, about 1% of acid refluxers find that their condition is worsened by bananas.
So keep in mind that what works for most people may not work for you.
Melon (pH 6.1) is good for acid reflux. However, as with bananas, a small percentage (1% to 2%) of those with acid reflux need to avoid it.
Also included in the good-for-reflux category are honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon.
Fennel (pH 6.9) is a great food for acid reflux and actually seems to improve stomach function.
This crunchy vegetable has a unique taste—a mild licorice flavor.
8) Roots and greens
Cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, and other greens are all great foods for the acid refluxer.
Pretty much all of the green and the root vegetables are recommended for people following this diet.
Celery has almost no calories because of its high water content, and is a good choice if you have acid reflux.
It is also an appetite suppressant and excellent source of roughage.
For thousands of years, parsley has been used as a medicinal herb to settle the stomach and aid digestion.
11) Couscous and rice
Couscous (semolina wheat), bulgur wheat, and rice (especially brown rice) are all outstanding foods for acid reflux.
12) Starchy Vegetable
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, cassava are complex carbohydrates and great for preventing acid reflux.
13) ‘The Starch Solution’ by Dr John McDoughall
Lunch: Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Green Leaf Salad
Drinks: 1 Chai Latte, 1 Mocha, 1 Double Southern Comfort, 750 ml Water
Note: The Extras are from our Liverpool Trip