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What sweets can you eat with acid reflux?

Do you at times fancy something sweet, but you hesitate because your reflux symptoms might get worse? Here are sweets you can eat with acid reflux and still avoid the acid setback.

Many think that all sweets trigger reflux symptoms, but this is a misconception. While it´s true that many ingredients common in sweets can increase reflux, you can easily avoid these and still be able to satisfy your sweet tooth.

What is reflux?

Reflux is a common condition affecting around 20 percent of the western population. But why does reflux happen and can it be harmful in any way?

Find out more about reflux

Try these sweets to avoid reflux

Sugary foods like cake, biscuits or sweets do not necessarily trigger your reflux. If you avoid certain ingredients, the reflux might be kept at bay while you are still able to have your sugary treats.

But remember – reflux triggers can differ from one person to another. Because of this you need to find out what works for you.

Sweets you can eat with acid reflux

  • Sweets – like liquorice, gummy bears.
  • Low-fat ice cream or sorbet.
  • Low-fat cakes – angel food cake, scones. 
  • Non-citrus fruits – melon, pear, banana.
  • Cakes high in fiber – oatmeal biscuits, makes you less likely to overeat.

Avoid these common reflux triggers

  • Dark chocolate – high in cocoa which is acidic.
  • Regular chocolate – high in fat.
  • Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, lime – highly acidic.
  • Everything spicy – irritates your stomach lining.
  • Peppermint – relaxes inner muscles which might increase reflux.

Did you know?
Reflux is not a chronic condition. It’s actually treatable and fairly easy to get rid of. All you need is to exercise a group of weakened muscles.

Find out more about the treatment

Your lifestyle might also contribute

Avoiding the worst foods for acid reflux and reading our list of best foods for acid reflux might be a good start. But your everyday habits might also have an effect on your reflux. These are a few things you might want to avoid.

  • Stress.
  • Eating close to bedtime.
  • Overeating and overdrinking.
  • Smoking.

Start training with IQoro

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Training with IQoro and free app.

If you want to get rid of your reflux you need to start training with IQoro. The acid reflux is likely a result of weak inner muscles. Like all muscles they need exercise. But you can’t train them like your arms or legs, because the inner muscles are controlled by your autonomic nervous system.

Muscles that you can control volontarily and muscles controlled by the autonomous nervous system.

IQoro activates your inner muscles

The inner muscles can’t all be activated by free will. That’s why you need to start training with IQoro. It’s a medical training device that uses your nervous system to reach and activate these inner muscles.

All you need to do is 30 seconds’ daytime training.

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