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Plant-Based Diet Reduces Reflux

Sharon Palmer

Research keeps pointing out an increasing array of benefits linked to plant-based diets. These have centered primarily upon reduced risks of the major chronic diseases of our age, such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. But new research is focusing on other conditions, such as laryngopharyngeal reflux—a condition where stomach acids back up in the throat.  A new study found that eating a mostly plant-based diet may reduce symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux, according to a publication in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Since acid reflux increasingly is seen as an inflammatory disorder, it makes sense that choosing healthy plant-based foods, such as beans, vegetables, and nuts can calm inflammation related to this condition. While we need more research in this area, the study does support the body of evidence linked with plant-based diets.

Read more about the study here.

Main image: Golden Beet Veggie Balls with Almond Sage Cranberry Crema, Sharon Palmer, RDN

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