5 Best Wines For Acid Reflux
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Have you experienced a burning sensation in your throat, pressure in the chest, tension in the stomach, a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth, and the symptoms just go on and on and won't go away even when you sleep?
If you've experienced that then you probably have Acid Reflux. Now, what is acid reflux?
According to MedicalNewsToday, acid reflux is a common condition that features a burning pain, known as heartburn, in the lower chest area. It happens when stomach acid flows back up into the food pipe.
Why does this happen? It happens when one has a hiatal hernia, eating large meals or lying down after a meal, being overweight or obese, snacking close to bedtime, and a lot more common risk factors are listed here if you want to read more about it.
One of the most common factors is drinking certain beverages such as alcohol, wines, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Not all individuals are affected the same way, some people can eat citrus fruit, and their acid reflux won't be triggered. There are also some that even the slightest drop of wine can give them heartburn.
It's different for everyone. But if you are one of those who don't experience heartburn even with the slightest drop of wine. Then this article is right for you.
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Here are the 5 best wines for those who have Acid Reflux disease.
1. Grenache. It is one of the most expensive wines in the world, but it is also one of the best wines for acid reflux. Why? Because it's less acidic compared to the other wines. When the grapes of this wine are grown in warmer climates, they cannot develop a high level of acidity.
2. Chardonnay. It has a fruity flavor and also has less acidity compared to other varieties.
3. Merlot. It is not only safer for those who struggle with acid reflux, but it is also cheaper. It boasts its fruit-driven plum and cherry flavors.
4. Marsanne. This one is like Grenache when in hot climates, they hardly develop enough acidity; that is why they are perfect for those with heartburn.
5. Cabernet Sauvignon. It appears that this variety of wine is less acidic than some other types in its niche. You can have a glass or two with this if you are experiencing acid reflux.
It doesn't mean that these wines might not trigger your heartburn. It is still different for every individual. There are things you can do to limit your chances of getting an alcohol-related reflux disease.
Limit yourself to just one drink. Yes, only one sip, nothing more.
Avoid drinking alcohol or wine 2-3 hours before bed. Liquor or wine can relax the lower part of the esophagus, making it easier for your stomach acid to back up.
Keep a diet journal. Take note of what type of drink can trigger your heartburn and stay away from it.
Once you have acid reflux or heartburn and you keep experiencing the symptoms more than three times a week, then most likely, you'll develop GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is quite severe.
Try to make lifestyle changes to prevent this from happening. You could start now.
improve your posture
wear loose clothing
try to lose weight if you are overweight or obese
avoid increase pressure in your abdomen such as tight belts, or doing sit-up exercises
and stop smoking
Our health is a result of our choices in life. Too much of everything is not good. There should always be a balance to have a healthy lifestyle.
So, tell me, what health choices in your life are you most proud of? Please share it with us down below!