Can You Eat Peanut Butter If You Have Acid Reflux

What Is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is a type of heartburn caused by acids in food such as nuts, seeds, beans and other legumes. These acids cause stomach acid to become too acidic and then pass through your esophagus into your small intestine where it causes discomfort. The symptoms may include: burning pain when swallowing; heartburn; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea or constipation.

The most common causes are eating too much salt, dairy products (especially cheese), alcohol, coffee and tea, spicy foods like peppers and onions, and certain medications. Other possible causes include stress or anxiety.

Symptoms usually improve after eating a low-acid diet such as one based on fruits and vegetables. However some people need medication to treat their condition.

How Do I Know If I Have Acetabular Reflux?

If you have acid reflux, you will experience symptoms similar to those described above. Some people do not even develop any symptoms at all. Others may experience heartburn, but only if they drink large amounts of milk or soda. Still others may feel no symptoms at all while consuming nuts, seeds and beans.

However, most people with acid reflux experience heartburn. It is usually caused by eating too much bread, pizza, pasta or other high-stomach acid foods.

Those who overeat and experience weight gain are also prone to have problems with the stomach being pressed up against the esophagus as it tries to escape from the stomach.

Acid reflux is not a disease. The symptoms experienced are usually the result of too much stomach acid in the esophagus.

Sometimes a person may have an ulcer in the esophagus or stomach. However, ulcers may also be caused by acid in the esophagus.

How Can I Tell Whether I Have Acid Reflux?

If you experience heartburn, this is usually a good indication that you have acid reflux. Other symptoms are also typical. You may find that drinking milk or eating other types of food causes an uncomfortable feeling in your chest and throat.

Sources & references used in this article:

Dropping acid: the reflux diet cookbook & cure by J Koufman, J Stern – 2012 –

Acid Watcher by JE Aviv –

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Acid Reflux Diet: Advice, Information, and Recipes You Need for a Reflux-Free Life by MA Bella – 2012 –