Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or (Gerd)
“Gastro which refers to the Stomach.”
“Esophageal which is Esophagus.“
“Reflux refers to flow back or return.”
“Gerd is a return of acidic or non-acidic content flow back in the wrong way to the stomach.”
Many people experience acid reflux from time to time. Most people can manage the discomfort of GERD with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications.
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While there is no proven Gerd diet but the following foods may aid you to soothe your symptoms.
Avoid:- Citrus fruits and juices like oranges, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemons.
Safe:- Non-citrus fruits like bananas, melons, apples, and pears among others.
Safe:- Plain fresh and low vegetables in fat and sugar like broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, and cucumbers.
Avoid:- Vegetables that are high in fat or fried.
Milk and Milk Products
Safe:- Fat-free or low-fat, and low-fat buttermilk, low-fat or fat-free yogurt, soy milk, low-fat cottage cheese.
Avoid:- Whole milk, chocolate milk, whole milk fat yogurt, milkshakes, full-fat cheese.
Safe:- Sponge cake, low-fat cookies, gelatin, fruit-based desserts, fruit ice, reduced-fat ice cream.
Avoid:- All other pies, cookies, and cakes, ice cream, any desserts containing chocolate frosting, whole milk pudding, pastries.
Safe: Sour cream, mayo, and cream cheese as desired. Low-fat or reduced-fat, powdered or liquid creamer.
Avoid:- Gravies, heavy cream, bacon, meat drippings, butter, margarine, vegetable oils, regular sour cream, cream cheeses, olives, avocados/guacamole, nut butter.
Meats and Meat Substitutes
Safe:- Well-cooked lean meat, fresh fish, shellfish, low-fat luncheon meats and cheeses, lean pork, and tofu.
Avoid:- Deep Fried versions of meat, fish or eggs.
Potatoes and Potato Substitutes
Safe:- Baked, boiled, and mashed potatoes without added fat.
Avoid:- French-fried potatoes, risotto, potato chips.
Safe:- Fat-free broths, homemade soups made with lean meat and no tomato vegetables.
Avoid:- Regular cream and tomato-based soups.
Egg whites remain a preferred option. Stay away from egg yolks.