July 07, 2022
By: Ashwani Kumar
Full-fat dairy products are also considered high-fat products and should be limited or avoided. Instead, choose non-fat or low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese.
Fried foods cause the lower esophageal sphincter to relax which leads to stomach acid traveling back up the esophagus and triggers the acid reflux symptoms.
Chocolate is a common acid reflux trigger. Chocolate contains methylxanthine, which has been shown to relax the smooth muscle of your LES, contributing to reflux symptoms.
Carbonated drinks contain air bubbles that expand within your stomach, putting pressure on your LES and potentially causing it to leak acid into your oesophagus.
Alcohol relaxes your LES while also stimulating stomach acid production, making it a common acid reflux trigger. Furthermore, alcohol is known to irritate the digestive tract.
Caffeine stimulates the production of stomach acid. Caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda, can exacerbate acid reflux symptoms.
High-fat foods may relax your LES, allowing stomach acid to leak more easily into your oesophagus. This can aggravate your acid reflux symptoms and thus should be avoided.
Tomatoes and tomato juice, like citrus fruits, are acidic. As a result, they can cause acid reflux because eating highly acidic foods causes more acid in the stomach.
Onions and garlic increase acid production in the stomach, which can aggravate acid reflux.
Capsaicin, the ingredient that gives spicy foods their flavour, can cause acid reflux by slowing digestion and keeping food in the stomach for a longer period of time.