I know sugar and milk can trigger reflux; however, I am wondering if I am still okay to have them in smaller amounts.
I choose cane sugar drinks because I assume that is less of a trigger than refined sugars found in coke; however, I don't have evidence that backs this up, it's simply an assumption. If someone knows differently, please let me know.
I have 1/2 - 1 soda a day. The soda is Hansen's cane soda or hansen's cane soda w/ ginger ale. Both are i nthe mid 40s sugar content, a small amount higher than coke (39 g in a 12 oz coke). I can't tell if it's making me worse than normal or not, because I pretty much feel bloated all the time anyway. But I want to make sure having this won't cause more permanent issues, that's my main purpose in the thread.
I also have a small bowl of cereal in the morning. The cereal is honey bunches of oats, which doesn't have a high sugar content, actually. It's fairly high fiber, too. I use 'low-fat' ultra-pasteurized milk.
Do you guys know roughly how long it would take for the effects of drinking one of these sodas or the milk to occur? That way I can gauge how much these items are hurting me, if at all.