If you are really serious about treating or reducing the symptoms of acid reflux, also referred to as heartburn or GERD, you need to adjust your diet accordingly. Big part of that will, of course, be in discovering specific acid reflux diet recipes that you like and that will work for you. Here are a couple of tips on how to deal with this change, which for most of us is a big deal.
Since Acid reflux has become one of the most common problems these days, there has been no end to the findings of some great natural diet recipes for curing it. There are several medications one can easily try after seeking prescription from a health care professional as well, but it is a lot safer and easier to try the natural diet route first.
Natural recipes, especially the ones made at home are a major hit among most patients. These recipes are known to be free of side effects and as part of a regular diet, also work wonders when it comes to curing acid reflux.
Prior to knowing about the recipes that work well for acid reflux, it is important to know about certain foods that would be beneficial for curing acid reflux. You need to include these in your acid reflux recipes:
a) Broccoli, Green beans, Carrots, Cabbage, Peas
b) Baked potato
c) Fresh apples, Dried apples, Bananas
d) London broil steak, Extra lean ground beef
e) Egg whites, Egg substitute
f) Skinless chicken breast
h) Dairy cheese, Fat free cream cheese, Fat free sour cheese
i) Multi grain bread, Cereal, Bran, Oatmeal, Corn bread, Pretzels, Graham crackers
j) Rice (Brown or white), Rice cakes
k) Filtered pure water
Here are some great acid reflux recipes:
A) Lemon chive salad dressing
This recipe include all acid reflux friendly stuff and very easy to make. This recipe is also known as an ideal acid reflux recipe in every well structured diet.
To prepare this recipe, you need to have a lemon juiced, a pinch of sea salt, three tablespoons of extra-fine sugar, six tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, three tablespoons of minced chives and three tablespoons of freshly ground black pepper.
a) Mix lemon juice, salt and sugar in a bowl.
b) Whisk the mixture until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
c) Whisk in the olive oil, pepper and chives.
d) You need to keep whisking until the dressing is mixed in totally.
B) Vegetable broth
This acid reflux diet recipe is rich in minerals. Since it is alkaline in nature, it tends to neutralize the acid and provides great relief. This recipe can be consumed as a soup or even as a stock for cooking.
– Ingredients required
a) Two cups of red skinned potato peelings
b) Celery tops (two cups)
c) Beet tops (two cups)
d) Carrots (two cups)
e) Celery stalk (three cups)
f) Small onion (one)
g) Sprig of parsley
h) Small zucchini or yellow squash (one)
i) Distilled water (two and a half quarts)
Chop all vegetables in to fine pieces – Pour in some water and bring it to a boil
Let it simmer for about twenty minutes – Cool the cooked vegetables
Use or strain and refrigerate – Lentils with Tex-mati brown rice
– How to prepare
Boil one pound of washed organic lentils in about 8 cups of water in large pot. Now put in some other ingredients as a bay leaf, one chopped onion, two sliced carrots, organic Tex-mati brown rice, two chopped stalks celery and three cloves of garlic (chopped). Now cover the mixture partially and reduce the heat to simmer. Stir occasionally. Remove bay leaf and thyme springs. Season with salt and pepper.
And just to add another favorite of ours to the list of options for your version of acid reflux diet, here is a very effective and tasty combination of fruit and yogurt that also packs a pretty good punch when it comes to being part of your acid reflux diet recipes arsenal. It is pretty neutral in taste and kid friendly, so you can also file it under the category of diet recipes for children with acid reflux.
A Simple Smoothie Packed With Flavonoids
¼ cup raspberries
¼ cup strawberries
½ cup plain unsweetened goat’s milk yogurt
½ cup filtered water
2 ice cubes
1-2 drops of liquid sweetener (we would recommend Stevia, but that's really up to you – any natural sweetener will do)
Simply wash all the ingredients in warm water and add to any kind of blender you have in your kitchen. Then just blend until smooth. Enjoy!