Foods that can help reduce acid reflux; the GERD diet  

High-Fiber Foods: Whole grains such as oatmeal, couscous, and brown rice. Root vegetables like carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes. Green vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, and green beans.

Lean Proteins: Skinless poultry – chicken or turkey breasts are less likely to cause reflux than fatty cuts. Fish – particularly baked, grilled, or steamed, rather than fried. Egg whites – they're a good source of protein with less risk of causing reflux.

Healthy Fats: Avocados – a great source of healthy fats and less likely to trigger acid reflux. Nuts and seeds – options like almonds, flaxseeds, and chia seeds can be part of a healthy diet but should be consumed in moderation. Olive oil – a heart-healthy oil that’s a good base for salad dressings and cooking.

Non-Citrus Fruits: Bananas and melons such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon are generally safe for those with acid reflux. Apples and pears are less acidic and can be easier on the stomach.

Low-Fat Dairy: Low-fat or fat-free yogurt and milk – these can provide a soothing effect and are essential sources of calcium. Cheese – opt for low-fat varieties like mozzarella or goat cheese.

Herbal Teas: – Non-caffeinated, non-mint herbal teas like chamomile, licorice, or slippery elm tea can be soothing.

Ginger: – Known for its gastrointestinal soothing effects. It can be added to foods or consumed as a tea.

Watery Foods: – Foods with high water content, such as cucumbers and watermelon, help to reduce the concentration of stomach acid.

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