Can porridge/oats give you reflux???

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   Posted 9/23/2011 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if it's just me, but when I ate some porridge this morning I got acid reflux almost immediately??? I thought that oats were supposed to be good for a low acidic diet but I'm not so sure now? Has anyone else had this problem with porridge???


P.s I use rice milk not cows milk.

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   Posted 9/23/2011 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I am wondering if you've been eating the ready-to-eat type of oatmeal that just has boiling water added to it ?

When I ate oatmeal on daily basis for cholesterol-lowering purposes  I had no problems at all. I always cooked mine from scratch and added a bunch of stuff to it. Had mine with milk. Perhaps the additives used in instant cereals aggravate the reflux.

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   Posted 9/23/2011 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never had a problem with porridge - I make mine with soya milk. I find rice milk too "thin" and doesn't keep hunger off for long enough!

Presume you didn't wash it down with coffee ?! smilewinkgrin

If you feel it's definitely bothering you, you could experiment with gluten free oats or millet flakes instead.

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   Posted 9/23/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Anything eaten in the morning can bother me, so it is more the timing than the food. I used to eat "old Fashioned Oats" heated in the microwave, but it was harder to digest. Now I cook it properly on the stove, making about 4 servings at a time and keeping it inf the fridge to heat up. I also now leave off the blueberries which are acidic.

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   Posted 9/23/2011 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advice guys, just to recap I use organic oats not the instant porridge and I don't drink coffee. I have been really well lately and have had no problems for ages , but the past few days have been rotten!!!!

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