2. Switch to an anti-reflux diet
In many cases, there may be certain foods that trigger a bout of acid reflux. Common reflux triggers include spicy foods, citrus fruits and fried foods. But keep in mind, everyone is different, and what bothers one person may not affect another. It may be helpful to keep a food diary to determine you reflux triggers. Once you figure out what the offending foods are, you can eliminate them from your diet. To decrease your chances of reflux, try to add foods, which include acid reducing choices, such as lean protein, oatmeal, applesauce and bananas. Make sure you eat slowly and thoroughly chew your food. Dietary changes may be all that it takes to reduce reflux.