Five Foods That Fight Heartburn
Acid reflux occurs when there is acid backflow from the stomach into the esophagus. And heartburn sufferers know, there are a few foods that can turn up the heat and trouble an already sensitive stomach. But did you also know there are some acid-fighting swaps you can make in your diet to actually reduce your symptoms? Try these swaps below to help curb heartburn.
While most fruits like oranges and other citrus have high acid content, melons, bananas and pears do not. So don’t fear all fruits, just go for the low-acid ones.
Pack in some protein.
Protein from low-cholesterol sources like chicken, salmon or beans help reduce symptoms of acid-reflux.
Eggs, but hold the yolks.
Egg whites are a great source of protein and are low in acid. Just take a pass on the yolks because they can contribute to symptoms.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast option. Make sure yours is whole grain and high in fiber to reduce heartburn in the morning.
Make sure you check the label and see whole grain as the first ingredient and you’re good to go.
These quick swaps can help take your heartburn down a notch. If you’re looking to eat better, our Online Health Coach can help you take steps toward living healthier. Eligible Standard and Basic Option members may be able to earn up to $120 on their MyBlue® Wellness Card for completing their health goals with the Online Health Coach.*
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