10 Tips to Alleviate Acid Reflux

Follow these eating and lifestyle tips to avoid or alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with GERD, acid reflux, and heartburn.


Cut the fat.

Lay off the chicken wings, fried foods, deep-dish pizza, and marbled steak. High-fat meals like these relax the LES and delay stomach emptying, making it more likely that you'll experience reflux. Instead, make lean proteins (like skinless poultry, seafood, beans, and lean cuts of red meat) and fiber-rich produce and whole grains your diet staples.