These are the foods you should avoid with acid reflux

High-Fat Foods:

Fatty foods can delay stomach emptying and relax the lower esophageal sphincter, increasing the risk of acid reflux symptoms.

Citrus Fruits:

Citrus fruits and juices, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes, are acidic and can irritate the esophagus, worsening acid reflux symptoms.

Tomato-Based Products:

Tomatoes and tomato-based products, including tomato sauce, salsa, and ketchup, are acidic and can trigger heartburn.

Spicy Foods:

Spicy foods, such as chili peppers, hot sauces, and spicy curries, can irritate the esophagus and worsen acid reflux symptoms in susceptible individuals.

Peppermint and Mint:

Peppermint and mint can relax the lower esophageal sphincter and may contribute to acid reflux symptoms.

Carbonated Beverages:

Carbonated beverages, including soda, sparkling water, and carbonated alcoholic drinks, can increase stomach pressure and lead to acid reflux symptoms.

Coffee and Tea:

Coffee and caffeinated tea can increase stomach acid production and relax the lower esophageal sphincter, exacerbating acid reflux symptoms.


Alcohol can relax the lower esophageal sphincter and increase stomach acid production, leading to acid reflux symptoms.


Chocolate contains caffeine and may also relax the lower esophageal sphincter, making it more likely to experience acid reflux symptoms.

Acidic Foods and Beverages:

In addition to citrus fruits and tomatoes, other acidic foods and beverages such as vinegar, pickles, and certain salad dressings.