Is mint bad for acid reflux? Everyone loves a cup of Mint tea. Everyone loves having a bit of Mint with their dinners or in their teas. This miracle herb has also got a soothing effect and very good for digestion however It is usually not good for GERD and acid reflux.
This beautiful herb unfortunately relaxing the LES. IF you got GERD and eat mint products then it will only make your symptoms worts in many cases.
In general, yes Mint is bad for acid reflux, but it really depends on the individual. You can always have a day where you eat nothing but meals that you know you’re 100% ok with, then have a little bit of mint. If you feel bad, then it was probably the mint that did you in.
Does Gaviscon have Mint in it? Mint loosens the LES muscle and therefore worsens Gerd. Why do syrups like Gaviscon have peppermint in them?
I ran into the same problem when I was healing with mint flavoured antacids. The more I took the worse I got. Till I switched to the fruit flavoured ones.
If you eat mint in any shape will most likely trigger your symptoms and give you heartburn. Mint teas, peppermint teas, mint leaves, mint syrup and even Gaviscon with mint flavour is not good for you if you are suffering from acid reflux and GERD.
What is the pH level of Mint? Is Mint acidic or alkaline?
Mint pH level is 6.00 to 7.00
You will only make yourself worse
Depends on how far you have progressed with Gerd. Peppermint was my go-to but now I can’t take it makes me worse.
it really depends on the individual
In general, yes, but it really depends on the individual. You can always have a day where you eat nothing but meals that you know you’re 100% ok with, then have a little bit of mint. If you feel bad, then it was probably the mint that did you in.
it's a big no for me
I can’t have any mint without a bad GERD reaction.
unfortunately, not good for me
Big yes. So very unfortunate.
Read somewhere it relaxes your LES
Read somewhere it relaxes your LES. Even though it has a soothing effect in the gut, it’s negated if you have a loose sphincter. I stay away from anything that Mint in it.