While fats are an integral part of your diet, excessive fat may aggravate GERD symptoms. Deep fried items should be limited. This includes foods like french fries, fried chicken, or anything that is full of butter or cream.
Naturally hot items can add a nice kick of flavor to food. But, your stomach will hate you for them! Therefore, I highly recommend you limit these foods since they will only make worsen your symptoms.
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Much like alcohol, the chemicals behind these flavors weaken the muscles in your stomach. Again, this can lead to an increase in GERD related symptoms.
In addition to these dietary modifications, remember to consume appropriate amounts of food and avoid overeating. You may also find relief from symptoms by staying on your feet two hours after a meal and sleeping with your upper body in a partially elevated position.
If you consistently suffer from GERD symptoms, proper management and limitation of these foods may help you increase your quality of life and find relief. For more information and counseling, speak to your registered dietitian about what will work best for you.