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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Butter and oil are known to trigger heartburn, but that doesn't mean you have to forgo all your favorite foods. Just substitute applesauce for oil, which will reduce fat and add a shot of fiber to baked goods. A common rule of thumb—use the same amount of applesauce (in cups) as the recipe calls for in oil, but you may need to fine-tune some recipes to get the consistency just right.

Try these recipes:

Applesauce Pancakes
Maple-Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares
Apple-Cinnamon Granola

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