Does Pineapple Help Acid Reflux?
I have had acid reflux for years and am desperate to find a way to help. Like most people's stories, I have taken all the proton pump inhibitors that doctors prescribe to eliminate all acid (gastric and stomach acid). But I have a suspicion that I have low stomach acid, or hypochloridia. I am trying to take things like almonds, apples, etc to help ADD acid to my stomach (not reduce it). The reason is because my throat hurts HORRIBLY every morning, and I believe it's the gastric acid from food rotting in my stomach overnight because I don't have enough stomach acid to digest it.
Anyways - the question I really have is.... if I eat fresh pineapple, I've heard that's good for the digestive system. But is it good because it CREATES more stomach acid of REDUCES it? Also, should I be taking anything else to help create more stomach acid for me?