If you’re someone who has suffered from acid reflux and/or heartburn, then you know how much it can disrupt your life. Others around you who don’t have it might think, “How big of a deal can it be?” They’ve all eaten spicy foods and had a little indigestion after, and they think that perhaps that’s what you’re making such a fuss about. But, you know it’s much worse than that. It can leave you with “sour stomach”—that sensation that feels like you’re always dropping down a roller coaster. It can lead to temporary laryngitis, causing you to partially or completely lose your voice for days on end. It can make you feel terribly nauseous. It’s very difficult to go about one’s regular life with these symptoms active. While there are over-the-counter medications you can take to treat symptoms, it’s important to combine those with the proper diet. Here are foods that can make acid reflux worse, and better.
Harmful: Full-fat dairy products
While traditionally, some full-fat dairy products like yogurt can contain beneficial bacteria that aids in digestion, those with acid reflux can respond poorly to things like full-fat sour cream, cheese, and milk.