What's All This about Chocolate Triggering Acid Reflux?

@mythociate (15963)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 13, 2017 3:00pm CST
When I started to heat-up a brownie-cake to eat with my breakfast this morning, my roommate told me I'd better eat only a part of it as chocolate is known to trigger acid-reflux. I said "Okay, Mom!" (which would be funnier if she weren't actually my mother ), but inside I was whining, 'What about all those ladies online who swear that chocolate is ... not "an aphrodisiac," but definitely "something that makes you feel better!"?' Well, it doesn't cause acid-reflux; but it is definitely among the trigger foods (along with Soda, Fried Food, Alcohol, High-Fat Dairy, High-fat Meats, Caffeine, citrus fruits, onions, tomatoes, & smoking). So don't 'avoid it like poison,' but don't make it 'a full course of your meals'
When it comes to acid reflux, there are certain foods that are almost universally problematic. The best strategy is to avoid them, but they often make up over half of many people’s diets.
6 people like this
6 responses
@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
13 Jan 17
I love chocolate endlessly even though I suffer from Acid Reflux Disease...I never knew this at all...thanks for sharing.
1 person likes this
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Jan 17
Yeah. just keep it all before 'about 6 pm' (or 4-to-6 hours before bedtime).
1 person likes this
@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 17
@mythociate Thanks much and I always try to eat it before bedtime.
1 person likes this
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
19 Jan 17
@Jam4321 you mean 'a long time before bedtime' (more like 'in the early afternoon') right?
@marlina (80490)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
People reacts to foods differently.
1 person likes this
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Jan 17
True; but they say a chemical in chocolate may signal your stomach-muscles to relax.
@allknowing (72752)
• India
14 Jan 17
I can believe that as I do have issues with acidity big time. I am a chocolate foodie (lol)
1 person likes this
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Jan 17
Just keep it in moderation. Like coffee (which is also an acid reflux trigger) which I have to a) keep down to 4-or-5 cups-a-day and b) only drink before 3 pm. With chocolate, I'm down to 3-or-4 servings a week, and never more than two-a-day, and never after 6 pm.
1 person likes this
@carebear29 (28883)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
22 Jan 17
I have acid reflux and spicy foods are the worst.
1 person likes this
@silvermist (20096)
• India
13 Jan 17
@mythociate No,I was not aware of it.I do like chocolates.
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Jan 17
Well, try to have more of the Dark (purer) Chocolate
1 person likes this
@silvermist (20096)
• India
19 Jan 17
@mythociate That is good.I always prefer Dark chocolates.
1 person likes this
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
19 Jan 17
@silvermist Yeah, it's not as "sweet and candy-like" as milk-chocolate.
1 person likes this
@amadeo (78130)
• United States
13 Jan 17
He want you to eat part of it.So that he can have more Never had problem with this.I eat a lot of chocolate.
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Jan 17
It's about the strength of your lower esophagus (right above your stomach). Yours is strong.