According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem. One way that a person can lessen attacks of GERD, heartburn and other stomach acid-related issues is to lower the amounts of acidic foods taken in, including acidic fruits. Fruits that should be consumed will be more alkaline, which means they have pH, of 7 or greater.
High-alkaline fruits can positively change the body’s chemistry and will help lower the risks of certain diseases and conditions, such as kidney stones, excessive stomach acid and headaches. These fruits include figs and raisins, and can be eaten freely.
Moderately Alkaline Fruits
These fruits should be consumed several times a week, but more sparingly. These fruits include grapes, black currants, dates, kiwis, apples, papayas and pears.
These fruits have a pH that is closer to 7, which is reaching the point of being acidic, and should be consumed sparingly. These fruits include oranges, cherries, pineapple, strawberries, lemons, peaches, limes and tomatoes.
Fruits that have a pH that is lower than 7 are acidic and should be avoided. These include fruits canned in artificial sugar and juices, unripe bananas, cranberries, blueberries and plums. Fruits and juices that are processed are also acidic and should be avoided.
References and ResourcesTrans 4 Mind: Balancing Alkaline/Acid Foods
Waking Up Healthy: Alkaline Vs. Acidic Foods
IFFGD: About GERD