Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux disease or heartburn, can be treated naturally by learning to eat a balanced GERD diet that is low in acidic foods. GERD occurs when the solid or liquid contents of the stomach, leak or “reflux” back up into the esophagus. Research has shown that a good GERD diet (a diet structured to reduce the occurrence of GERD symptoms) should include a higher amount of alkaline foods. Alkaline foods prevent damage caused by stomach acid reflux.
Portion control is a very important part of a GERD diet. Eat smaller meals (no larger than the size of your fist) and make sure you eat your last meal of the day at least 3 hours before bedtime.
You need to make certain changes to your diet as part of a natural GERD treatment. When starting a GERD diet, just like any other diet, one of the most important elements is that you plan ahead. And just like in other areas of life – failing to plan is a recipe for disaster. All it takes is 1 or 2 hours a month spent planning your acid reflux diet. You will save time by not wandering aimlessly arould the supermarket. You will have peace of mind knowing your meals are planned, organized and healthy. You will feel better physically and your acid reflux symptoms will disappear.
Action Plan for a GERD Diet
There are many simple tools you can use to start planning your GERD diet. Don’t feel you need to hire a personal chef. Try using a monthly calendar so you can plan meals for each day for the entire month. Make shopping lists so that you only buy what you need. Use your computer to save recipes and menus that can be reused in future months.
With literally hundreds of websites offering thousands of recipes, finding an effective GERD diet has never been easier. Break out the ingredients for each meal in your GERD diet and save them in a spreadsheet so you can print out your shopping list. Stick to the items on your shopping list. It will prevent you from being tempted to buy junk food or highly acidic foods.
GERD Diet – An Apple a Day…
One very simple and easy tip essential to every GERD diet is to eat a red apple when you feel an acid reflux attack coming. Apples, especially red apples, act as a natural antacid and will calm your stomach acid, preventing it from refluxing into the esophagus. Cut up slices of a red apple and carry it with you in a small plastic bag.
Make sure you plan in advance for snacks and meals that you can take with you to avoid “cheating” on your GERD diet and regretting the consequences later.
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