• GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) causes the contents of stomach to rise up into the esophagus. Instead of following a specific diet, people with GERD must find and avoid their own triggers.


    Some common triggers for symptoms found in drinks include alcohol, caffeine and carbonation, according to Medline Plus.


    Common trigger foods for GERD symptoms include chocolate, citrus, tomatoes and tomato products, foods that are spicy or fatty and full-fat dairy, according to Medline Plus.


    Flavors of peppermint, spearmint, garlic and onions may also trigger GERD symptoms, according to Medline Plus and the Mayo Clinic.

    Dietary Changes

    Other overall dietary strategies that can help control the symptoms of GERD include getting to and staying at a healthy weight, not lying down after eating, not exercising before eating and eating smaller amounts at one time, according to the Mayo Clinic and Medline Plus.

    Other Steps

    Additional steps that can be taken to avoid GERD symptoms include, according to Medline Plus and the Mayo Clinic: elevating the head of the bed by about 6 inches, avoiding smoking, not wearing tight clothing and reducing stress levels.


    Medline Plus: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Mayo Clinic: GERD: Lifestyle and Home Remedies

  • Take apple cider vinegar (with the mother) 1 teaspoon 3 times a day as a cure.

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