How to Find Acid Reflux Relief
If you are suffering from the painful symptoms of acid reflux, you should look for ways to relieve your condition. The first step in finding relief from acid reflux is to change your diet. Many foods causing acid reflux can make the problem worse. To find relief from acid reflux, avoid the following: coffee, carbonated drinks, and citrus fruits. You can also try eating smaller meals more often and chewing each bite for at least 20 seconds. In addition, you should avoid overeating. Overeating causes your stomach to stretch, which in turn increases the production of gastric acid.
GERD, or acid reflux, is a common problem. About 20% of the population suffers from the symptoms of GERD at some point in their life. Symptoms of acid reflux include a choking sensation in the chest after eating, constant hiccups, and belching. In severe cases, you may experience vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Your doctor may recommend surgery to repair the valve, but many people simply need to alter their diet and start using natural remedies.
Aside from taking antacids, you can also try drinking fermented foods, like fennel and licorice. They help reduce inflammation in the esophageal lining. Similarly, avoiding caffeine and alcohol may help alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux. Carbonated beverages also increase acid, making them unsuitable for acid reflux relief. You can also reduce your intake of carbonated drinks, like soda.
Another suggestion tho is try a Vegan or Vegetarian diet. Vegetables are amazing at cutting out acid reflux. It’s the Greens! Try it…you just might like it. Here is a great Vegan recipe that works for me.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 Sweet potatoes
- 2 Garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup Cashews
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 tsp Agave
- 1 tsp Tamari
- 1 tsp Aleppo pepper – caution this is spicy hot
- 8 oz Swiss chard
- 1 Lime
- 1 Thai chili – caution this is spicy hot
- 4 oz Sauerkraut
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet. Rub these slices with 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper. Bake these with the cut sides face down until tender… usually 22-26 minutes.
- Peel the garlic cloves and add to a blender. Measure only 1/3 of a cup of the cashews and add to the blender along with the rice vinegar, agave, tamari, Aleppo pepper, 2 tbsp of olive oil and 4 tbsp of warm water. Blend the spice cashew sauce until smooth. Taste and add salt as necessary.
- *** Hint – the Aleppo pepper is very spicy, Use to your discretion and your tolerance.*** Hint #2 – If you like more garlic, then add another clove.
- Thinly slice the Swiss chard stems and roughly chop the leaves. halve the limes. Juice one of the halves and cut the other half into wedges. Thinly slice the Thai chili. Place the remaining cashews in a large skillet over medium heat and toast, usually 3-4 minutes. Transfer the roasted cashews to a cutting board and roughly chop.
- *** Hint – be careful to wash your hands very well after touching the chilies. If you accidently touch your face or eyes, you are in some serious trouble.
- When the sweet potatoes are done, heat the skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tsp of olive oil. Add the chopped Swiss chard leaves and sliced stems, and cook until wilted…usually 3-4 minutes. Add the lime juice and a dash of salt.
- Divide the sauted Swiss chard between large plates. Top with the roasted sweet potatoes and the sauerkraut. Drizzle everything with the spice cashew sauce and sprinkle with the toasted cashews and sliced Thai chili. Serve with the lime wedges.Bon appetit!!