7 Foods That Cause Acid Reflux

When it comes to acid reflux, there are certain foods that are almost universally problematic. The best strategy is to avoid them, but they often make up over half of many people’s diets.
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Fried food

Fried food is the single most recognized cause of reflux. It is also the food most often associated with heartburn, which is chest pain from esophageal reflux.

Deep-fried (or even not-so-deep-fried) foods are on the "bad list" because of their high fat content.

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