Acid reflux is an unpleasant and sometimes very painful condition. It is caused when the acids in the stomach are regurgitated back up into the esophagus. In addition to being a nasty, painful problem, if left untreated acid reflux can do serious and permanent damage to your esophageal tract. If you suffer from acid reflux there are over-the-counter acid reducers you can buy, your doctor can prescribe you a pill to take daily to control its effects, but you can also help avoid acid reflux by avoiding the foods that most bother your system.
When it comes to proteins, leaner is better for acid reflux. The body has a tough time digesting fats, and anything that can’t be easily broken down by stomach acids is in danger of coming back up in the form of acid reflux. While it’s not necessarily true that foods high in acid actually cause more stomach acid, it is true that highly acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus fruits may bother the esophagus going down and may kick up your acid reflux. Also, caffeine and alcohol are known to aggravate the condition so you may want to stick to decaf and go easy on the alcoholic drinks.