Foods causes, increases acid reflux – How to avoid them

That sour and pungent liquids striking back into your mouth causing excessive burning sensation in chest is due to acidity is not a disease – just a medical condition thou’ feels unpleasant.

There are many numerous reasons and causes for the acid to create havoc in your system.

There are already ample amounts of acids (hydrochloric acid) present in your stomach to help digest foods. Having super spicy, hot and heat producing foods can still aggravate the acid content into your stomach causing excessive heat which indirectly helps throw back acids to flow in to the mouth. Thus your esophagus gets to experience mild – severe burning sensation.

To make it easier for you – the esophageal sphincter muscle connects both the esophagus and stomach acting like a cap opens up only when food is passed through it. But, when this particular muscle gets weakened the acids from the stomach are saturated back leading to acid reflux.

Here I put a list of foods that cause acid reflux, to help you relieve from the condition.

Sour foods

Foods to increase the muscle strength

Sour foods by nature have loads of acids loaded in them adding on to stomach acids and leading clear way to acid refluxes.

  • Tamarind (contains tartaric acid)
  • Lemons (contain citric acid)
  • Vinegar
  • Tomatoes
  • Sour citrus fruits such as oranges, lemonade, grapefruit, cranberries
  • Yogurt (lactic acid)

Spicy foods

Your esophagus is already causing you heartburn and is experiencing inflammation. Eating spicy foods can still irritate and exaggerate the situation. If you ignore to do so the regular acid outflow to esophagus can cause risk of ulcers.

  • Chilli pepper
  • Chilli sauces
  • Black pepper
  • Pickles
  • Curries

Fatty foods

Fatty rich foods needs extra amounts of stomach acids to digest the fats thus may overstress the condition by stimulating the release of more stomach acids. There is also a difficulty emptying the stomach leading to acid reflux.

  • Chocolates
  • Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fatty ground beef
  • Chicken nuggets,
  • Fried meat
  • Pizza, burgers and other junk food that are packed with trans fats.


Healthy foods for better sleep

Pulses causes excessive gas and heat in the stomach further enhancing the problem. Do not include pulses especially at nights.

Dairy products

  • Whole milk
  • Ice cream
  • High fat cream cheese

Excessive water, carbonated drinks, coffee and tea

Drinking lots of water throughout the day is a very healthy habit but having excessive water before/after/during foods make the digestive stomach acids to slow down and thus leading to indigestion and thus toxins are thrown out to the esophagus and ACID REFLUX. Carbonated drinks, alcohol, coffee and tea are acidity causing agents disturbing the whole digestive track unleashing indigestion, inflammation, acidity, and acid reflux.

  • Alcohol
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Radishes
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Greasy and salty foods
  • Peppermint

Lifestyle changes

The more you do the sitting job or resting your body in constant position for prolonged hours especially after having meals curbs acid reflux.

Healthy eating

Benefits of eating fruits

Give your body the best opportunity to relieve from acid reflux by following certain dietary changes.

  • Try not to eat late nights – eat light. Checkout foods that disturbs and discomforts your system.
  • Diet must contain more of bitter and astringent tastes
  • Regular Exercising
  • Sitting upright for at least three hours after eating: Acids from the stomach escapes into your esophagus when you lie down or bend over – so make sure you sit upright so that the gravity helps keep the food in stomach.
  • Do not miss to have breakfasts and lunch
  • Make sure you shouldn’t eat big meals at nights

Hope this helps!!