Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Your Diet

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  • 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