Do you have acid-reflux? Are you going to your family’s house for Thanksgiving? Don’t let the pain of acid-reflux stop you from enjoying the holiday. I am going to give you a few tricks to keep from the holiday being destroyed by acid-reflux. You may be asking yourself how it is I know things to help fight acid-reflux. As a matter of fact, I have been diagnosed with it.
I was diagnosed with acid-reflux about 2 years ago. I know that that is not a long time to have come up with as many tricks as what I have found. Here are 10 tricks that I have found that definitely have helped me to get through Thanksgiving without my acid-reflux getting the better of me.
Tip 1: Take Prevacid or for those who can not afford a prescription of Prevacid try Pepcid AC Complete about one or two hours before you sit down to eat. This will help to combat the acid-reflux before it starts.
Tip 2: Keep a glass of milk on hand. For those who can drink milk, it coats you stomach which will keep the acid production to a minimum.
Tip 3: Eat some bread before dinner. This helps because the bread will help to absorb the acid that the stomach produces. Also good trick if you are wanting to lose weight. It will help with filling you up a lot quicker.
Tip 4: Stay away from the wine. If your Thanksgiving table is anything like mine, someone will bring wine. Do not feel ashamed to say no to the wine. Wine will cause an over production of acid, which will in turn also cause your acid -reflux to be much worse.
Tip 5: Take the tomatoes out of the salad. If you are anything like me, you love a good salad. When you eat the salad at Thanksgiving dinner, remove the tomatoes.
Tip 6: Cut the sugary foods from the meal. By eating foods that are high in sugar, you are inviting yourself to a battle with your acid-reflux. I am not saying that you can not have any sugar, just minimize the amount of sugar that you have. One slice of pie is enough.
Tip 7: Keep the spices out of your food. Do not load up your meal with garlic, salt, or pepper (yes, I said pepper). These three items are all three major triggers that we all love to add to our food. If you add them, you will be fighting acid-reflux by the time that you finish your meal.
Tip 8: No chocolate. This rules really is quite a hard rule for me to follow, but I know that chocolate is a form of caffeine and will cause me to be in tears if I eat it. I would rather skip the chocolate and enjoy the meal than to eat it and be writhing in pain.
Tip 9: Know what goes into the foods on the plate. If you do not know how you friend spices their foods, simply ask. If they say one of the many triggers that you have found is a cause for your acid-reflux to worsen, avoid the food.
Tip 10: No after dinner mints. After dinner mints or peppermints I found immediately to make my acid-reflux go out of control. I am giving you this advice so you do not have to be in tears because of the pain being to much to bear.
I hope that this will help you to better enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.