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5 Foods That Can Cause Acid Reflux
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5 Foods That Can Cause Acid Reflux

Margaret Solace

Acid reflux occurs when there is acid backflow from the stomach into the oesophagus. The food you eat affects the amount of acid your stomach produces. It is the originator of the acid found in the digestive system.

Eating right can control acid reflux or Gastroesophagus Reflux Diseases (GERD) - a chronic form of acid reflux. Most times, when we eat, a valve closes as soon as food moves through it. When the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) doesn't close completely or it opens too often without food, the acid finds its way to the oesophagus, causing acid reflux. It also causes heartburn. The chronic aspect of acid reflux is GERD, which can cause weight gain or the urge to eat all the time.

In as much as eating helps solve acid reflux, some foods can trigger it. They include:

1. Carbonated drinks

These drinks contain acidic properties that contribute to acid reflux. Most of these carbonated drinks contain gaseous substances and can interfere with the digestive system.

2. Alcohol

This is not as acidic as sodas, but can be just as deadly. They can open doors to acid reflux themselves.

3. Caffeine

How else can we stress this? Caffeine is good, so the doctor says - at least 2-3cups.

4. High-fat dairy

You would think milk is a great source of happiness, but sometimes these products can be a little dangerous when taken in excess.

5. Fried Foods

Eating too many fried products like fried fish, meats, chips won't do any good.