Yogurt is helpful for GERD sufferers because of the probiotics it introduces to the gastrointestinal tract, and high-fiber fruits and vegetables assist in shielding the digestive system against GERD. These foods also assist some other intestinal issues, as stated by Healthline.Continue Reading
Yogurt contains probiotics, also known as the "good" bacteria. When people eat yogurt, those micro-organisms enter the digestive tract. Human trials have shown that protection from dangerous bacteria is possible, as is a general improvement in symptoms causing irritable bowel syndrome as well as some other intestinal infections. Probiotics also help the body fight diarrhea, keeping it from dehydrating the body. Research is still necessary to prove a causal connection between probiotics and GERD symptoms, but enough anecdotal evidence exists to suggest this as a treatment, even without scientific documentation, according to Healthline.
When people consume fruit or vegetables high in fiber, the gastrointestinal tract and the rest of the body benefit in a number of ways. Researchers have established that foods with fiber help fight the symptoms of GERD, although the exact mechanism is still under study. Fiber reduces the risk of elevated cholesterol, hemorrhoids and runaway blood sugar as well, so adding more fiber to the diet is beneficial, notes Healthline.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets
Foods that are high in fiber and protein, low in fat and low in acid are beneficial in managing gastroesophageal reflux disease. Health magazine particularly recommends oatmeal, applesauce, pasta, beans and ginger as helpful in reducing GERD. Lean meats such as chicken breasts, beef sirloin and fish are also good.Full Answer >
Nuts; fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel; and fruits and vegetables, such as berries, apples, tomatoes and leafy greens, can reduce inflammation and thus the risk of chronic diseases, according to Harvard Health Publications. These foods contain antioxidants and/or beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols that fight inflammation.Full Answer >
A wide variety of foods, including all fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat and seafood are naturally gluten-free, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation. Beans, nuts and legumes are also naturally gluten-free, as are certain grains, such as rice, corn and quinoa.Full Answer >
There is no credible medical information available on which foods are bad for sufferers of tinnitus. Cutting back on caffeine beverages and alcohol may help reduce symptoms of constant ringing in the ears, according to WebMD. Mayo Clinic advises limiting alcohol, which increases blood flow to the inner ear.Full Answer >