Some foods that are more likely to cause acid reflux than others, such as coffee, chocolate, and fizzy drinks. We also recommend avoiding the following:

  • Fatty foods such as greasy chips, crisps, creamy sauces, butter and whole milk
  • Acidic fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes, onion, pineapple, and citrus fruits

There is some debate over whether spicy foods cause acid reflux. To find your individual food “triggers”, keep a food diary so you can pinpoint what’s causing the problem.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jan 06, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 06, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm