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Foods that most often contribute to acid reflux and heartburn include foods that are acidic or spicy in nature, foods that are high in fat, foods that relax the lower esophageal sphincter muscle and foods that distend th... More »

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The primary cause of acid reflux is the moving of stomach acid into the esophagus, according to WebMD. Typically, the lower esophageal sphincter closes off the entrance of the stomach, but failure of the sphincter to clo... More »

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According to Healthline, stress does seem to be a trigger for acid reflux. However, studies show that people most likely become more sensitive to acid in the esophagus due to stress; in other words, the body is not actua... More »

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Foods like bananas, melons, oatmeal, bread, rice, lean meats and green vegetables that naturally have a lower acidity have been shown to alleviate acid reflux, according to WebMD. Foods with a pH number below five genera... More »

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For people with acid reflux, it is important to eat foods that do not result in heartburn, such as apples, carrots, chicken breast and fat-free sour cream, according to About.com. Other foods that do not generally cause ... More »

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Chocolate, onions, garlic, spicy foods, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and fatty or fried foods can all contribute to acid reflux. While each type of food contributes in a different way, they all lead to acid backing up into t... More »

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Complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal, brown rice and couscous are helpful for reducing symptoms of acid reflux, according to Health.com. Bananas and melons such as cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon help many people wh... More »

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