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PART III – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

So what can one eat on this diet? Well these are ingredients that have been accepted by professionals who deal with this disease. It’s basically a high fiber + alkaline lifestyle. Do not call this a diet but a lifestyle change because it will keep the body in check where you will be in a much better state. This should basically be your shopping check list:

POULTRY

  • chicken breast (skinless, grilled)
  • turkey (fresh, ground or roasted)
  • hamburger meat
  • beef (sirloin)
  • egg whites
  • tuna (in water, canned or seared)
  • tofu
  • (lobster, crabmeat, salmon, shrimp, sardines, cod, halibut)

VEGETABLES

  • arugula
  • iceberg lettuce
  • kale
  • romaine lettuce
  • spinach
  • swiss chard
  • grape tomatoes
  • asparagus
  • beets
  • bell peppers (yellow, green, red, orange)
  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrots (not baby carrots)
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • cilantro
  • corn
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • green string beans
  • green peas
  • mushrooms
  • squash (yellow, butternut)
  • potato (sweet, russet, yukon gold, red skin)
  • leeks
  • zucchini
  • garlic / onion (sweet) – cooked not raw

LEGUMES

  • beans (garbanzo (chickpeas), Goya)
  • beans (black, Goya)
  • beans (red, Goya)
  • cannellini (canned, organic)
  • edamame
  • lentils
  • lima beans
  • peas (green)
  • peas (black-eyed)

HERBS & SPICES (to be cooked with)

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • basil
  • cilantro
  • clove (flavor desserts and soups)
  • cumin seed
  • celery seed
  • coriander seed
  • dill
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • rosemary
  • thyme, sage, or savory
  • asafetida (onion substitute)
  • fennel seed (onion substitute)
  • star anise (flavors desserts/soups)
  • sumac (lemon flavor)
  • miso

RAW FRUIT

  • apples (gala, red or golden delicious)
  • apricots
  • avocados
  • bananas
  • cherries
  • cantaloupe
  • dragon fruit
  • figs
  • grapes (green seedless)
  • honeydew
  • kiwi
  • lychee
  • mango
  • olives (black)
  • papaya
  • peaches
  • pears (bosc, bartlett, or forelle)
  • mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)

    Berries are only allowed as long as they are neutralized with almond milk.

  • watermelon
  • pumpkin

DRIED FRUITS

  • dried apricots
  • dates (halawi, Delilah)
  • raisins (dark)
  • shredded coconut

NUTS AND SEEDS (raw unsalted)

  • almonds
  • cashews
  • caraway
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • macadamia
  • pecans
  • pistachios
  • pine nuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • walnuts

DAIRY

  • blue cheese
  • feta cheese
  • hard cheese (dublin, parmesan, asiago, mozzarella, cheddar)
  • cottage cheese
  • cream cheese
  • yogurt (plain, Stonyfield)
  • yogurt, greek (plain, Chobani or Fage)
  • yogurt, almond (plain, Almond Dream)
  • yogurt, soy (plain, Whole Soy & Co.)
  • frozen yogurt (substitute ice cream)

NONDAIRY MILK (SUBSTITUTE)

  • almond milk
  • soy milk
  • rice milk
  • coconut milk
  • kefir

BREADS & GRAINS

  • brown rice
  • oat and wheat bran
  • 100% whole-grain bread
  • cinnamon raisin
  • barley
  • rye
  • buckwheat groats
  • steel-cut or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • whole-grain fusilli pasta
  • whole-wheat flour
  • quinoa (tri-blend)

SPREADS

  • peanut butter (natural)
  • almond butter
  • butter (salted/unsalted)

CONDIMENTS

  • agave nectar
  • bragg’s liquid aminos
  • celtic salt
  • coconut oil (unprocessed and cold-pressed)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • hemp protein (opt for smoothies)
  • honey (menuka)
  • maple syrup
  • sm bottle vanilla extract
  • white miso paste

OTHER

  • vegetable broth
  • carob (chips or powder)
  • dark chocolate

AVOID at all costs on any ingredient list:
caffeine, onions, tomatoes, citrus fruit, vinegar, garlic, mint, and chocolate
ascorbic acid, citrus acid

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PART 1 – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)
PART 2 – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

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