Looking for a diet to help with acid reflux and Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD)? According to this study, which measured the effect of diet changes on GERD, the following foods should help with acid reflux: whole grains, beans, vegetables (except onions, and tomatoes), lean fish, lean chicken, and more. (1)
Even given these foods, you should experiment with different foods to see which ones trigger your own reflux. For more see the article on foods to avoid for acid reflux (GERD).
The general rule is to eat these foods and avoid spicy, fatty, and salty foods. Caffeine and alcohol consumption should also be minimized.
Why do you want to use food to control acid reflux? According to Chris Kresser use of antacids and PPIs (Like Zantac etc..) lower stomach acid, however, low stomach acid is actually a cause of reflux. Low stomach acid allows bacteria to grow in your stomach, which can cause reflux. Using foods to control your reflux can prevent pain and damage to your body while preserving enough stomach acid to prevent bacterial growth.
Below are 19 foods to alleviate acid reflux naturally.