Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Your Diet
- Eat well balanced meals in small portions and eat slowly.
- Avoid products that contain caffeine such as regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee, regular tea and chocolate. Caffeine stimulates the production of stomach acids.
- Avoid foods and seasonings that stimulate gastric acid, such as black pepper, garlic, cloves and chili powder.
- Avoid lying down right after eating for at least one hour. Do not eat just before bedtime.
- Try eating smaller, but more frequent, meals. Break your meals into two portions. Frequent small meals eaten in a relaxed environment are best.
- Avoid alcohol.
Contact your doctor before making any diet changes as related to your medical condition.
To make an appointment for nutrition counseling:
Outpatient diet counseling — 484-526-1000
Diabetes Center — 484-526-3025