GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) is a disease where acid from the stomach escapes into the esophagus leading to pain near the stomach or chest. Scientific studies still have not found conclusive evidence if GERD can be controlled by dietary changes, but lifestyle changes are often recommended as a first line of defense. (1)
Finding the right GERD diet for you will involve experimentation, and it is likely to be different from person to person.
Foods which can trigger acid reflux include fatty fried foods, chocolate, coffee, tea, sodas, and onions. In addition to avoiding those foods, other lifestyle factors such as weight loss and eating smaller meals can help alleviate GERD.
Below are the details on foods which trigger acid reflux, and more information on possible GERD complications.