According to the latest report of the US “Prevention” magazine, after 30 years of research by Dr. Jamie Coffman, a laryngologist in New York City, nearly 50% of Americans do not know that there is a similar “burning” problem in their nighttime sleep. Avoid eating some food before going to bed to help prevent acid reflux.
Nuts. Nuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and are good for health. However, both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids are prone to acid reflux. Dr. Coffman said that you should try to eat less or not eat nuts such as cashew nuts, walnuts and peanuts before going to bed.
Citrus fruit or juice. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, but the taste is more acidic. Eating too much before going to bed is more likely to cause acid reflux. Dr. Coffman said that you should not drink orange juice or green apple juice before going to bed.
Chocolate. Chocolate is a high-fat food that also contains caffeine and the little-known stimulant theobromine. Eating chocolate before going to bed can easily lead to a clear head and difficulty falling asleep. The average residence time of these substances in the body is 3 to 5 hours, sometimes even longer.
Liqueur. Dr. Coffman said that drinking alcohol easily leads to slack in the cardia (the interface between the esophagus and the stomach) and is more susceptible to acid reflux. In addition, drinking before going to bed may help to fall asleep quickly, but sleep is always in a shallow sleep period, it is difficult to enter deep sleep. Even after sleeping for a long time after drinking, I still feel tired and weak after waking up.
Greasy food. High-fat foods, including ice cream, biscuits, and cheeseburgers, tend to cause loosening of the cardia and are more prone to acid reflux.
soda water. Soda water has a damaging effect on the cardia, which tends to increase the acid reflux rate. Carbonated drinks also tend to cause an increase in stomach pressure.