In Response to GERD:
Hi, I recently was diagnosed with GERD and I am finding it hard to find foods and recipes pertaining to this disease. Any suggestions on where to start and does HyVee have GERD sensitive recipes?
Posted by mick1227
GERD is an individualized condition, meaning that each person is different in what foods trigger their symptoms. This does make it difficult to collect GERD focused recipes. However, here is a list of common foods to limit in your diet that may reduce your symptoms:
·Peppermint and Spearmint
·Caffeinated beverages (teas, coffee, colas, energy drinks and other caffeinated soft drinks)
·Decaffeinated beverages and decaffeinated regular teas
·High-fat foods, including- 2% milk, whole milk, cream, high-fat cheeses, high-fat yogurt, chocolate milk, cocoa, fried meats, bacon, sausage, salami, pepperoni, bologna, frankfurters/hot dogs, deep-fried foods, nuts, nut butters, high-fat desserts and consuming more than 8 tablespoons of oil, butter and/or shortening per day.
·Any fruits or vegetables that cause symptoms (These can vary from person to person).
When preparing recipes that ask for these types of ingredients, you can either omit the ingredient or substitute with a GERD friendly ingredient. Your local Hy-Vee dietitian will be able to direct you to many recipes that will work specifically for you.
There are also lifestyle changes that may help you reduce the frequency of your symptoms:
· Maintaining a healthy weight
· Avoid tight-fitting clothes
· Eat smaller meals
· Don't lie down after a meal, wait at least three hours after eating before lying down or going to bed. Avoiding eating a late night evening snack would be a good practice to follow.
· Elevate the head of your bed
· Don't smoke
Please feel free to ask any additional questions, and I recommend consulting with your local Hy-Vee dietitian for additional individualized advice.