'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

Are mashed potatoes terrible for reflux?

Are mashed potatoes terrible for reflux? After eating them I got terrible reflux.

COMMENT:

Greta Sav
In general potatoes are ok but it depends how you make them. If you add fats like butter, diary milk or gravy, you will experience heartburn. The best option for gerd is sweet potatoes. I always boil sweet potateos together with some simple potatoes and then I add unsweatened diary free milk to make mash potatoes so I don't get heartburn maybe it will help for you too. Avoid butter and gravy

Mohamed Hesham Abd El-Hamid
I think it's the butter that caused this. Thank you !!!

Sarah Winchester
Mohamed Hesham Abd El-Hamid Butter does me in, can't handle it at all. I eat a lot of potatoes, but I eat them plain.

Mohamed Hesham Abd El-Hamid Sarah Winchester
That's a relief, couldn't imagine cutting potatoes from my meals. Then it's the butter I have to substitute with olive oil

Greta Sav
Mohamed Hesham Abd El-Hamid olive oil is not good for gerd either because it's acidic and has a high in fat content.
Try to make potateos with a non diary milk instead.

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Pedro Lázaro
They cant have milk nor butter nore black pepper no artificial gravy- I do mine with a little olive oil and some pink salt.

Greta Sav
I use non diary milk so it's good. Unsweetened almond or soya or lactose free milk.

Susan Mc
Greta Sav im the same as i found out im lactose intolerant

Teddy Finch
Potatoes have always given me heartburn. I miss mashed potatoes

Lena Hagstroem
Potatoes is a some.can some cant eat food. I do recommend getting a potatoe rices instead of doing mash tho and be extremely careful with quick mash.

LIz Loz
They wipe me Out gotta take baking soda water to put out fire.

Sherry Taylor
I know rice is.

Julie
It is? Oh man just when o thought I could eat it. I can’t eat gluten so I am looking for something.

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