A gastroenterologist lists the four worst foods for acid reflux.Spicy foods are the first of the four worst acid reflux foods.
"Spicy foods, such as hot peppers, chili and curry can irritate the lining of the esophagus and trigger heartburn," Dr. Brown said.
Dr. Brown told Health Digest exclusively that fatty and oily foods cause acid reflux.
Acid reflux can worsen with prolonged acid exposure from certain foods."Pizza, potato chips, fast food, bacon, sausage, and cheese are examples
Citrus fruit offers many health benefits, however acid reflux sufferers may not like it. "Citrus fruits... are acidic," Dr. Brown said.
Consuming these fruits can increase the acidity in the stomach, potentially leading to irritation of the esophagus and worsening acid reflux symptoms
Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine, which can relax the LES and promote acid reflux