7 Foods To Eat & Avoid: ACID Reflux Diet

Here are 7 ingredients and foods, which will put a stop to and treat the symptoms of acid reflux:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Apple cider vinegar has the capability to control the level of the stomach acid. Just add one tablespoon to a cup of water and drink it 30 minutes before each meal.

2. Green Leafy Vegetables

Green Leafy Vegetables are very nutrient-dense and extremely healthy. They are rich in antioxidants, beneficial in providing good absorption, and helping in the preventing acid reflux.

3. Kefir

Kefir has the ability to ease acid reflux symptoms, as it soothes the digestive tract and helps digestion. To use it effectively, you should take a kefir with active and live cultures that have been fermented for 24 hours.

4. Almonds

Almonds are low-acid food, so they can play a role in acid reflux symptom running. Almonds skin has the ability to calm the stomach, take care of upset stomach and boost gut health.

5. Coconut Water

Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes and potassium and hydrates the body. Drink it during the entire day, but the best effects give when you drink one glass at bedtime.

6. Ginger

Taken in little doses the ginger will ease the symptoms of acid reflux. Take a fresh, small cut 1-2 times every day.

7. Fermented Vegetables

Lacto-fermented beverages and foods are helpful in preventing the occurrence acid reflux, as they give beneficial bacteria that help stability bowel flora and help digestion of food by the body.

Foods to Avoid

Additionally, the people should be conscious of foods that need to keep away from in order preventing acid reflux:

Processed Foods

Processed foods are full of potato, corn, salt, all of which raise the risk of acid reflux.

Mint and Peppermint

They have the ability to lower the pressure in the esophageal sphincter, supporting the acid rise, and deteriorate the symptoms of acid reflux.

Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners

Consuming surplus sugar and non-natural sweeteners lead to irritation in the body, which has negative effects on the acid reflux.

Tomatoes and Onions

Onions and tomatoes encourage the symptoms of acid reflux.


Energy drinks, coffee, and tea are among the beverages that deteriorate the inflammation of the esophagus and modify the way of working of the sphincter.


As the chocolate products are full of sugar, caffeine, and fats, its use improves the symptoms of acid reflux.


The best way is to totally avoid alcohol, but if you can’t you should limit its use. Be sure you do not drink it close to bedtime or in a mixture with particular foods that activate an acid reflux.

Here some additional information that will be of great help when you experience the acid reflux:

  • Sleep on your left side
  • Quit smoking
  • Don’t use drugs for acid reflux too long
  • Eat slowly and chew the food thoroughly
  • Exercise regularly
  • Do not wear tight-fitting clothes after meals
  • Try acupuncture to soothe the symptoms

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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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