The nausea, bloating, and burning symptoms of chronic acid reflux can create problems that extend beyond physical discomfort.
Like others with GERD, you may find that your favorite foods begin to trigger your heartburn. The result can be an ever-narrowing diet that leaves you frustrated.
As eating at a restaurant becomes difficult, you may begin to cook at home. But you still face the challenge of a limited range of foods you can eat.
While last month’s article covered GERD-friendly foods, this month’s article will give you a handful of recipes for acid reflux sufferers. Here are 7 recipes that make life easier if you suffer from GERD.
Melon Fruit Salad
As I mentioned last month, you’ll want to adopt the melon family into your diet if you experience constant heartburn. Lower acidity, the presence of magnesium, and other qualities make melons a safe choice for your diet.
If you’re looking for an easy way to prepare a melon dish, check out Betty Crocker’s melon fruit salad recipe for a tasty and colorful treat.
Banana popsicles are another great addition to your recipes for acid reflux. Making this treat can provide an easy, simple, and healthy snack that won’t trigger burning and bloating symptoms.
To make these popsicles, purchase several ripe bananas and peel them. Put each banana in a small, resealable bag, and place all of them in the freezer. After a day to harden, your bananas will be ready to enjoy.
Ginger tea is well known for its ability to provide digestive relief. While you can buy this tea prepackaged at a store, there’s nothing like the potency and freshness of homemade ginger tea.
To make it yourself, check out this ginger tea recipe. You’ll be happy to know that the instructions allow you to reheat any leftover tea. Simply double the recipe to make several cups for later.
According to WebMD, fennel is known for treating digestive issues such as…
- Intestinal gas.
Because of this, you’ll want to include fennel dishes among your recipes for acid reflux.
If you’re looking for a healthy way to include fennel in your diet, try this fennel salad from Allrecipes. Not only will you benefit from the fennel, but you’ll also get a good helping of beets, green onions, and parsley.
As WebMD explains, broccoli and other green veggies are less acidic than other food choices. If you’re accustomed to red pasta sauce, citrus fruits, or other acid-reflux-triggering foods, broccoli dishes are a better choice.
Be sure you try this broccoli salad recipe for its flavorful mix of broccoli, almonds, bacon, and other ingredients.
If you struggle with GERD, it’s important you help your digestive system repair by avoiding pizza, white bread, and other high-starch choices. However, giving up your favorite foods can make healthy eating unnecessarily difficult.
The good news is that cauliflower can substitute for many wheat-based foods you enjoy. If you love pizza, check out this cauliflower pizza crust recipe, and couple it with a white sauce to avoid acidic tomatoes.
Recipes for acid reflux don’t always require swapping your favorite ingredients with substitutes. If you struggle with GERD, you can still enjoy a gourmet favorite—roasted asparagus.
According to WebMD, asparagus is another veggie that ranks low on the Ph scale. You can enjoy how gentle this vegetable is for your GERD with this oven-roasted asparagus recipe that’s seasoned with tasty garlic, olive oil, and almonds.
Changing your diet to support digestive health can ease your symptoms and help you avoid a path that leads to dependence on antacids, PPIs, and other medications.
But if you suffer from chronic acid reflux, making minor adjustments in your diet can be insufficient. In cases like these, digestive healing may require comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
If you need a solution to address the root cause of your GERD, join the Cure Your Acid Reflux Program. This physician-supervised program can help you repair and heal your digestive system from the inside out.
To get the support and direction you need, join the Cure Your Acid Reflux Program today.