What's All This about Chocolate Triggering Acid Reflux?
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'
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• 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.