Is Honey Bad for Acid Reflux? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Honey is good for acid reflux because it has antioxidants and they can neutralize stomach acid and provide a physical barrier on the inner layer of the esophagus and stomach, preventing stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus.

Honey is a natural sweetener that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments.

Some research and anecdotal evidence suggests that honey may soothe the throat and ease acid reflux symptoms.

Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux (GER), is a condition that affects your esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach.

In acid reflux, your body allows the contents of your stomach to go in the wrong direction from the stomach to the throat through the esophagus.

This can lead to various health problems, such as heartburn, indigestion, esophageal damage, and increased risk of esophageal cancer.

One of the key factors in managing acid reflux is diet.

What you consume can affect your esophageal lining, which can impact your acid reflux symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage acid reflux, you should consume honey rich foods like warm water or tea and avoid citrus fruits rich foods like orange juice or lemonade.

Now, honey is a natural sweetener and natural sweeteners are good for acid reflux because they contain antioxidants and they can neutralize stomach acid and provide a physical barrier on the inner layer of the esophagus and stomach, preventing stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus.

(amount of honey) can give you (about 5 milliliters or one teaspoon) of plain honey per day safely.

More than that can cause (increased risk of tooth decay or allergic reactions).

Honey can also help to reduce inflammation in the esophagus and provide a protective coating on the esophageal lining.

Furthermore, honey is a natural and can be used along with other traditional treatments.

I always recommend my acid reflux patients to follow an acid reflux-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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