One of the easiest ways to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is through changes in diet and nutrition. However, this can also be challenging for some. Many are not sure what foods are “safe” to eat and end up wandering aimlessly in the grocery store on their shopping trips.
Below is a list that we have put together of foods which have been shown to be suitable for GERD sufferers. The best practice is to “test” certain foods and see how your body reacts to them. Everyone’s body will react differently to different foods.
When grocery shopping, consider the size of the item you are buying. Another easy way to reduce your acid reflux or GERD is to reduce portion sizes. Eating smaller meals has proven to reduce episodes of GERD.
GERD Grocery Shopping List
Multi-grain or whole wheat bread
Fat-free cream cheese
Fat-free sour cream
Low-fat soy cheese
Skinless chicken breast
Extra lean steak
Extra lean ground beef
Fish – no added fat
As always, consult your doctor before making any major lifestyle changes.