A Banana A Day Keeps The Acid Reflux ...

A Banana A Day Keeps The Acid Reflux At Bay

There are 20 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 6, 2008, titled A Banana A Day Keeps The Acid Reflux At Bay. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Q: I have suffered with GERD for several years. One night when dealing with a bad session, I ate a banana.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hartford Courant.

Karen M Knudsen

Rapid City, SD

#1 Mar 19, 2008
Thanks very much. Certainly worth a try
Karen Knudsen kmknud@gwtc.net

United States

#2 Mar 19, 2008
I gave my wife the banana and she howled.

Cedar City, UT

#3 Mar 19, 2008
I also discovered bananas work for Acid Reflux. I have also used a large box of cook & stir vanilla pudding; and one small box of banana cream cook & stir pudding- which also seems to help, either as a pudding or pie. Sometimes I eat with banana added, but not always.

Another help has been apples. Golden Delicious worked best for me. And a plain piece of white bread, is another item I use often; sometimes alone, or with a banana, or the vanilla/banana cream pudding and/or apple.

I take Prevacid 30 mg. whenever I feel the symptoms of heartburn coming on - but it takes hours to work, so I've had to try other things to help before med kicks in.
Diane Jamison

Folsom, CA

#4 Mar 19, 2008
I had previouly read an article stating bananas as a miracle drug.
Thank you for confirming..
Lynne-Grand Rapids

Birmingham, MI

#5 Mar 20, 2008
Oddly enough, I'm not able to eat a whole banana (half of one is O.K.) without suffering intense stomach pain. I asked my doctor about this, since I'm also an acid-reflux sufferer, and she told me that she's heard of others that have the same adverse effects from bananas ( I sure haven't!).
Anyone else out there that has this situation?

United States

#6 Mar 20, 2008
I don't eat bananas because they give me problems associated with GERD. After I eat a banana, I get a burning sensation from my left shoulder to about the armpit. If I am going to have a banana, I better take my Ranitidine first.

United States

#7 Mar 22, 2008
There is a remedy that is 100% safe. It's Chlorophyll. There's nothing worse that a child with constipation issues. If chlorophyll is safe and effective for small children, it will help you. It's fantastic because there are no harmful side effects like with medication and it's amazingly effective. It also doesn't cause cramping like laxatives. Take chlorophyl and your BM will be smooth and easy without strain. Go to mynews2u.com and find out more. Here's the link! Try it!
mynews2u.com also has another great remedy for GERD It's ginger. Check out this link:
I was having major gastritis, heartburn and acid reflux. I had an endoscopy and the doctor told me I had Barrett's. This worried me and the worry and fear made the pain and burning in my chest worse. I was desperate for relief and the medication,diet change and exercise did not help. I searched the internet and discovered ginger juice. I thought we'll it can't hurt. After three days my symptoms were gone. I continued taking it for the recommended three weeks and I am back to normal. I am amazed. Ginger is a miracle and there are no side effects like with the medication. Please try it. Dr. Walt Stoll says that ginger juice has a 100% success rate.

Fairport, NY

#8 Mar 23, 2008
apples, bananas, licorice,


#9 Mar 25, 2008
I've had mild gerds (getting worse) for the past two years, and found it was partly from my rich diet and love affair with lightly roasted 'high mountain' oolong teas. I started drinking roasted organic oolongs and pu-er tea last fall, and have not had any problems at all for the past 4 months. I drink quite a bit (probably a liter a day), and also find that bowel movements are, well,'more satisfying'. Hope that's not sharing too much!:)

Makati, Philippines

#11 Apr 24, 2009
can banana cure anxiety>>??

Mooresville, NC

#12 Sep 25, 2009
The banana is acidic if it is yellow and does not have any bruises. However, when it becomes a bit over ripe and has developed a few bruises it then becomes alkaline. Try eating a ripe banana if you have acid reflux.

London, KY

#13 Sep 26, 2009
Acid reflux sure doesn't tickle!

Charlotte, NC

#14 Nov 12, 2009
Wow, that's a good one. I will give it a try. What works great for me is a tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar. http://www.indigestionsymptoms.org

Suwanee, GA

#15 Oct 19, 2010
I also like to juice red cabbage as that does wonders for my stomach. http://www.acidrefluxsymptomsnow.com

Cebu, Philippines

#16 Apr 7, 2011
i think banana really is tummy friendly. its a everyday must eat.

Syracuse, NY

#17 Apr 9, 2011
yes but ripe bananas can make you constipated which can lead to GERD!

Chualar, CA

#18 Jul 7, 2011
Karen M Knudsen wrote:
Thanks very much. Certainly worth a try
Karen Knudsen kmknud@gwtc.net
ManukaGuard Nutralize is 100% natural patent pending product that fixed my problem instantly. I sleep through the night and eat almost anything i want

Houston, TX

#19 Aug 26, 2012
Has anyone with air & burning in chest like me, tried aleo Vera juice? I have been suffering for 2 months now, I am claming victory over t.this GERD that is destroying me, help I've lost too much weight too.

United States

#21 Nov 14, 2013
I've been having acid reflux for years but only did something about recently . At this very moment my stomach feels so acidic . I've tried the famous ginger tea , sorry to say but I can't say it did anything for me . I'm on meds but that don't seem to do much either . Bananas do nothing either . I'm suffering and need a miracle
Renee R

Antioch, IL

#23 Mar 24, 2014
Bananas have actually been shown to cause constipation when they are still green, but if you eat a yellow banana you should be find. Don't believe me? Check out: http://www.constipationrelief.com/immediate-c...

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