Heartburn and Acid Reflux - Avoid Fatty Foods

If you are a heartburn or acid reflux sufferer, you must avoid fatty foods.

Foods that are high in fats are bad for your digestive system.

Why is that so?

Well, in general, fatty foods are not easy to digest. This means your stomach will have to work a lot harder and produces more acid in order to digest it. As an acid reflux sufferer, more acid in your stomach means more chance for an acid reflux to occur.

Fatty foods also take a longer time to digest. For example, instead of just 2 hours, it may take more than 4 hours for your stomach to digest those foods. This means acid will be retained in your stomach for a much longer period of time, which obviously means more chance for a heartburn attack to occur.

Of course, I am not telling you to avoid fats altogether.

Ultimately, fats are essential for good health and there is no way you can avoid them altogether. However, there are healthy fats and unhealthy fats. So you should go for healthy fats from sources such as nuts and olive oil.

Avoid unhealthy fats from junk food or fat meats. If you love chicken, make sure you remove the skin. You should also reduce your dairy products consumption. Butter and cheese may be delicious but they will definitely not help you in your heartburn condition, so you are advised to take them out of your diet. Obviously, you should also avoid deep fried foods.

Knowing what not to eat is important if you wish to become healthier.