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Diet Chart For Gerd

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2024

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, is a long-term condition where stomach contents come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications.Symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, and wearing away of the teeth. Complications include esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett's esophagus.Through avoiding certain foods and lifestyle modifications the condition can be managed. With diet lifestyle changes plays major role in the management of symptoms. We can say common things to restrict but the reason for flair up symptoms will vary in person to person. So it is better to manage a food diary to sort out the foods which are initiating the symptoms after consumption. And also person who are suffering from GERD should analyse his/her own lifestyle and make sure they are not doing against the disease condition.

Diet and lifestyle changes often begin with what to avoid. These include things that can trigger or worsen symptoms. Coming up with the appropriate diet and lifestyle changes involves discovering what works best for you. Not all triggers and treatments will affect all people in the same way. Bear in mind that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. A particular food that causes reflux when eaten 3–4 hours before bedtime may be harmless earlier in the day. Avoid eating immediately before bed. Digestion increases the amount of gastric acid present in the stomach. When you lay down, the ability of the LES to prevent stomach contents from traveling up the esophagus decreases. Occurring together, lots of stomach acid and a reclined position are a recipe for reflux. Timing can vary from individual to individual, but generally, eating a full meal less than three or four hours before bed is not advisable for GERD sufferers.

Diet Chart

Sunday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Methi Parata 2+ 1 tbs green chutney( Avoid mint leaves)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Avoid Citrus fruits)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ chicken curry( 150 gm chicken+ 1 cup cucumber salad. ( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Brown rice flakes poha 1 cup.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Wheat dosa 3 + 1/2 cup Bitter guard subji.( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Monday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Vegetable Oats Upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)plane low fat Yoghurt with raw vegetables / grilled vegetables -1 cup( Avoid onion and tomato)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1/2 cup rice + 2 medium chappati+1/2 cup Kidney beans curry+ Snake guard subji 1/2 cup. ( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup boilled channa.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti/ chapati+ 1/2 cup mix veg curry.( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Tuesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Mix veg Poha 1 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Avoid Citrus fruits)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Chappati+ 1/2 cup cluster beans subji+ Fish curry(100g fish) 1/2 cup. ( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)3 biscuits ( Nutrichoice or Digestiva or Oatmeal.)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappathi+Ridge guard subji 1/2 cup.( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Wednesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Utappam 2+ 1 tbs green chutney.( Avoid mint leaves)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 cup boilled channa
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ Soya chunk curry1/2 cup+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup+ small cup low fat curd. ( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Avoid Citrus fruits)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Brocken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji
Thursday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)4 Idli + Sambar 1/2 cup/ 1 table spoon Green chutney.( Avoid mint leaves),( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)green gram sprouts 1 cup
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)3 Roti+1/2 cup salad + Fish curry ( 100 gm fish)+ 1/2 cup cabbage subji. ( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Avoid Citrus fruits)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 Roti / chappati.+Potato subji 1/2 cup.( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Friday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 Slice brown bread.+1 slice low fat cheese+1Boiled egg+ 1/2 cup low fat milk.
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 Portion fruit(Avoid Citrus fruits)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Veg pulav rice 1 cup+ 1/2 cup Soya Chunk curry+ 1/2 cup Low fat curd. ( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM) 3 wheat rusk.
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)2 roti/ Chapathi+ Ladies finger subji 1/2 cup.( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Saturday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chappati 3 + 1/2 cup Potato green peas curry.( Avoid onoin and tomato for the preparation of masala and avoid more spices)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1/2 cup boilled black channa
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+ 1/2 cup Dhal+ Palak subji 1/2 cup+ 1/2 cup low fat curd.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 Portion fruit(Avoid Citrus fruits)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Brocken wheat upma 1 cup+ 1/2 cup green beans subji

Do's And Dont's

Do's

  1. Eat small meals instead of large meals.
  2. Raise the head of your bed 6-8 inches.
  3. Eat less spicy foods.

Dont's

  1. Avoid eating and then bending over, lying down.
  2. Avoid tight fitting clothing.
  3. Avoid fast food.
  4. Lose weight if you are overweight.
  5. Sit upright rather than slumped while eating
  6. Stop smoking.

Food Items You Can Easily Consume

  1. Cereals:White rice, White bread, Brown rice, Oat meal, Brocken wheat, Quinoa.
  2. Pulses: Chickpeas, Kidney beans, moong dal, masoor dal, soybeans and all other with low spices and properly boilled.
  3. Vegetables: All gourds-bitter gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, ivy gourd, ladies finger, tinda,green leafy vegetables.
  4. Fruits: Custard Apple, Pears, small banana, Apple.
  5. Milk and Milk products: Skim milk,Low fat Yoghurt.
  6. Meat, Fish and Egg:Boiled egg, Lean Meat,skinless Chicken, Tuna, Salmon, Tilapia, Sword fish , Cod.
  7. Oil: 1.5 Tbsp/ day( Olive oil, Mustard Oil, Rice bran Oil, Canola oil Sugar: 1 Tsp/ day.

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Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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