Only certain ones can bring on heartburn. There is some individual variation, so keep track of which foods you think are food triggers. Generally, though these are the 10 food steps to freedom from ACID REFLUX from my book: TELL ME WHAT TO EAT IF I HAVE ACID REFLUX.
Eat frequent, small meals instead of less-frequent big meals
Lose some extra weight if you are overweight but not by fad dieting
avoid eating high-fat meals when possible to encourage weight loss if appropriate and to reduce acid reflux symptoms
foods and beverages that weaken the lower esophageal sphincter muscle should be eaten in very small portions or limited: fried or fatty foods chocolate peppermint and spearmint garlic onions
the following drinks are considered to be inciting agents (they encourage acid reflux) and they should be limited, particularly before bed. (coffee, caffeinated tea and cola drinks, alcoholic beverages)
foods that increase the acid content of the stomach should be consumed in small portions (coffee, caffeinated tea and cola drinks, calcium in milk may increase stomach acid secretion)
foods that irritate a damaged esophageal lining should be limited (if your lining is damaged) such as tomatoes and tomato products, citrus fruits and juices, pepper, chili pepper
SPices that may irriate the stomach lining: black pepper crushed red pepper Tabasco chili powder curry powder mint cloves mustard seed nutmeg fresh garlic (raw or cooked)
Foods that can bloat up the abdomen causing pressure that forces acid to back up into the esophagus should be limited (all carbonated beverages)
include high-fiber foods in every meal and snack
Don't eat three to four hours before going to bed.
I've seen regular coffee, nothing added, grow mold eventually so I personally wouldn't consume coffee that has been sitting in the pot overnight. My guess is it is safe to drink it through the day if it is sitting in the pot, but the flavor will start to deteriorate the longer it is sitting there.
Freshly brewed is best for flavor and the plant compounds that we get in coffee!View Thread
Great question and yes, green tea is suggested as having plant compounds that are suspected of having some weight loss benefits. Tea, particularly green/white, are one of the 10 synergy superfoods in my book, FOOD SYNERGY.
Best way to drink it is unsweetened and green or white has more of the plant compounds than black tea (in general) and it appears that adding milk to tea may block the ability of your body to absorb some of these helpful plant compounds.
Also I suggest drinking some in the morning and then toward the end of the day since their compounds have a 4 hour half life so if you spread it out through the day, you are helping your body have an almost constant flow of these helpful plant compounds over a 24 hour period.View Thread
Let's see...you can make a burger with grass fed ground beef (about 90% fat) or use a ground sirloin which is usually a leaner option. You can flavor the burger with spices not salt and top it with condiments like BBQ sauce or mustard instead of mayonnaise. Avocado adds smarts fats and tomatoes add helpful plant compounds.
For the potato salad, you can use a mixture of fat free or light sour cream or nonfat plain greek yogurt blended with light mayonnaise. Keep the skin on the potatoes because there are nutrients in the skin and don't be afraid to add high nutrient vegetables and fresh herbs to the potato salad like red bell peppers, chives, etc...
For the apple pie, you could make the pie crust with half whole wheat flour and switch to canola oil in place of shortening (if you are making it yourself). If you are buying the crust, you can find piecrust made with whole wheat flour at supermarkets like Whole Foods. You can add less sugar in the filling for sure and you don't need those extra dots of butter that the recipes usually call for in the filling.
Father's day is a few days away and if you would like me to lighten up one of your husband's favorite foods, post it here as a reply on Friday and I will post some specific tips for you by Saturday!View Thread
Thanks Elizabeth! So glad you like it and I have SOOOO many favorites in that book. Just made the Chile Relleno Casserole the other night and made it vegetarian by adding some pinto beans instead of ground sirloin.
Thanks for reminding me about this! I haven't asked my husband yet what his dinner of choice is for Sunday.
He tends to choose something I don't normally make as often as he would like and knowing him it will have to do in some way with meat. Maybe meatloaf? Maybe my Blue Mignon steak I created a few years ago?
Is there a reason she doesn't cook the oats? I've heard of soaking them overnight in the refrigerator and this might soften them up enough to be easy to eat and your body to start breaking them down. Not sure any softening is happening without heating with only 10 minutes. If she is chewing up the oats real good some of the good stuff inside the oats might be getting absorbed but cooking can make nutrients more available to the body so she might consider cooking them.
Besides that though, it is quite normal to be hungry a few hours after eating breakfast, especially if the serving size is moderate. Protein and fiber helps a meal stick with us a bit longer and stave off hunger. So maybe adding some protein to her whole grain breakfast might be helpful.View Thread