Re: Do refined sugars make your reflux much worse?
I get reflux from most things but I also notice slightly exaggerated acid reflux symptoms after eating sweets. It's the worst if it's in liquid form (like a sugary fruit juice) or a really sweet dessert (like a donut or pastry). I'm not sure that it's refined sugar because honey gives me terrible reflux... And there are lots of things that have sugar in them that don't seem to have an effect one way or the other. I can eat banana bread and ice cream with no noticeable difference. I just figured it might have to do with the amount of sugar or the other components in the food. I avoid sugars for other reasons, but that is just one more reason to cut them out.
Edit: just thought to add... I get bad reflux from oranges and red grapes. My dietician told me that both of those fruits are high in sugar. I wonder if there's a correlation...
Last edited by Pastafarian; 06-29-2012 at 08:00 AM.