Heartburn-Easing Foods That Fight GERD

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), how you eat is almost as important as what you eat. That means slow it down, no late-night snacks, and don't hit the hay right after meals. But choosing food wisely is also key.
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Beans

Certain fatty meats, such as ground beef, are thought to trigger heartburn. Beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber and a great alternative to meat. If you have GERD, they should be a regular feature in your diet.

Try these recipes:

Classic Jamaican Rice and Peas*
Chorizo White Bean Soup
Pennsylvania Dutch Beans

*This recipe contains a small amount of allspice, which may cause GERD to flare. Eliminate it from the recipe if you suspect it will trigger heartburn.

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