A British health website has a feature about what foods to avoid if one is suffering from acid reflux. Acid reflux happens when food comes up from the stomach back into the esophagus. The report lists nine food and drink items to not consume. Examples include foods that are spicy or have a high fat content. Other food items are garlic and onions. Drink items to avoid are alcohol, coffee, and carbonated drinks. The account has several photos and links.
- Spicy food is known to cause acid reflux and should be avoided by those that suffer from it.
- Drinks high in citrus acid increase acid reflux. Avoid drinking such drinks.
- Peppermint relaxes the LOS. The LOS being relaxed is the cause of reflux. Pass on the after dinner mint.
“Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid leaks up, the wrong direction, from the stomach into the oesophagus. Symptoms of acid reflux range from heartburn to difficulty swallowing – or there can be no symptoms at all. It can be painful, uncomfortable and inconvenient to the sufferer.”