WHAT FOODS SHOULD YOU AVOID IF YOU HAVE GERD (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE)?

What foods should you avoid if you have GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)? You will want to avoid foods that are either acidic, fatty, or spicy. You should also avoid carbonated beverages. Here is a list of specific foods to avoid:

Dairy:
Cottage Cheese
Ice Cream
Sour Cream

Drinks:
Alcohol
Cranberry Juice
Coffee
Tea
Grapefruit Juice
Lemonade
Orange Juice

Fats & Oils:
Salad Dressings (both vinegar & oil and creamy)

Grains:
Macaroni and Cheese
Pastas (if using a tomato-based sauce)

Fruits:
Citrus Fruits (lemon, orange, grapefruit)
Tomato

Meat:
Buffalo Wings
Chicken Nuggets
Ground Beef
Marbled Sirloin

Dessert/Snacks:
Brownie
Butter Cookie
Cheesecake
Chips
Chocolate
Doughnuts

Vegetables:
French Fries
Raw Onion

What foods are okay to eat with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)?

Dairy:
Cream Cheese
Feta Cheese

Fruit:
Apple (including juice)
Bananas
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Watermelon

Grains:
Bread
Brown Rice
Cereal
Couscous
Oatmeal
Rice Cakes
Rice

Meat:
Extra Lean Ground Beef
Skinless Chicken Breast
Egg Whites
Fish
Shrimp
Turkey

Vegetables:
Asparagus
Baked Potato
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery

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