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Foods to include in your Acid Re-flux Diet

Oatmeal
oatmeal absorbs the acidity

Ginger
anti-inflammatory and as a treatment for gastrointestinal conditions.

Aloe vera is famous as a natural healing agent and also seems to treat acid reflux.

Bananas make a great snack, and at pH 5.6

Melon (pH 6.1) is good for acid reflux. However, as with bananas, a small percentage (1% to 2%) of those with acid reflux need to avoid it.

Also included in the good-for-reflux category are honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon.

Poultry is a staple of The Reflux Diet. It can be boiled, baked, grilled, or sautéed (but not fried!), and you must remove the skin, which is high in fat.

Fish and seafood
Seafood is another staple of The Reflux Diet. It should be baked, grilled, or sautéed, never fried.

Shrimp, lobster, and other shellfish are also fine on this diet. Wild fish, not the farm-raised variety, is recommended.

Here's the breakdown of acid and alkaline foods:

Most Alkaline (most anti-acid): Baking soda, calcium, Limes, Nectarine, Persimmon, Raspberry, Watermelon, Tangerine, Lentils, Yams, Onions, Daikons, Taro Root, Sea Vegetables, Burdock, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin seeds

More Alkaline: Spices, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Citrus, Mango, Dewberry, Loganberry, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Garlic, Kale, Parsley, Endive, Mustard Green, Ginger Root, Broccoli, Poppy seeds, molasses

Low Alkaline: Herbs (most), Lemon, Pear, Apple, Avocado, Blackberry, Cherry, Peach, Papaya, Potato, Bell Pepper, Mushroom, Califlower, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Collard Greens, Primrose Oil, Sesame Seeds, Cod Liver Oil, Almonds, Sprouts, Quail Eggs, Green tea, Mu tea, Rice Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar

Lowest Alkaline: Orange, apricot, banana, blueberry, pineapple, raisin, currant, grape, strawberry, brussel sprout, beet, chive, okra, turnip greens, squash, lettuces, avacod oil, seeds (most), coconut oil, olive oil, linseed oil, oats, quinos, wild rice, duck eggs, ginger tea, sucanar

Lowest Acid: Curry, Guava, Dry Fruit, Figs, Dates, Persimmon Juice, Spinach, Fava Beans, Kidney Beans, String Beans, Chutney, Rhubarb, Pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, pine nuts, canola oil, millet, kasha, triticale, amaranth, brown rice, wild duck, venison, fish, chicken eggs, cream, yogurt, kona coffee, honey, maple syrup, rice vinegar

Low Acid: Vanilla, Plum, Prune, Tomatoes, Tofu, Pinto Beans, White Beans, Navy Beans, Adzuki Beans, Lima Beans, Chard, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Safflower Oil, Buckwheat, Wheat, Spelt, Semolina, Teff, Goose, Turkey, Lamb, Mutton, Elk, Shellfish, cow milk, goat milk, aged cheese, soy cheese, black tea, balsamic vinegar

More Acid: Nutmeg, Cranberry, Pomegranate, green pea, peanut, snow pea, legumes (other), carrots, chick pea, pistachio seed, pecans, corn, rye, oat bran, chicken, pork/veal, mussels, squid, casein, new cheeses, coffee, saccharin

Most Acid: Pudding, Jam, Jelly, Soybean, Carob, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, barley, pheasant, beef, lobster, processed cheese, ice cream, beer, sugar, cocoa, white vinegar


For an idea of what an acid-alkaline diet looks like, here is what I typically eat in a day:

Fresh, raw green kale (28-56 cups) (More Alkaline)
1 or 2 medium-sized watermelons (Most Alkaline)
1 cup of ground flax seed (Lowest Alkaline)
1 sweet potato or yam (Most Alkaline)
1 or 2 cups of molasses (More Alkaline)
1/2 chicken some days; entire chicken some days; no meat some days (More Acid)
green tea - drink all day as main beverage (Low Alkaline)

Other foods I mix in occasionally: onions, limes, lemons, tangerines, cantaloupe, broccoli, apples, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, oranges, grapes, beer, wild salmon, sardines in water

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Oatmeal
oatmeal absorbs the acidity

Ginger
anti-inflammatory and as a treatment for gastrointestinal conditions.

Aloe vera is famous as a natural healing agent and also seems to treat acid reflux.

Bananas make a great snack, and at pH 5.6

Melon (pH 6.1) is good for acid reflux. However, as with bananas, a small percentage (1% to 2%) of those with acid reflux need to avoid it.

Also included in the good-for-reflux category are honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon.

Poultry is a staple of The Reflux Diet. It can be boiled, baked, grilled, or sautéed (but not fried!), and you must remove the skin, which is high in fat.

Fish and seafood
Seafood is another staple of The Reflux Diet. It should be baked, grilled, or sautéed, never fried.

Shrimp, lobster, and other shellfish are also fine on this diet. Wild fish, not the farm-raised variety, is recommended.