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Juicing for Acid Reflux

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Acid reflux has sadly become commonplace amongst those eating the SAD (standard American diet). Changing up what you eat is a huge step in putting out those throat-searing flames. Juicing for acid reflux is a great place to start! This juice recipe below combines the soothing, restorative properties of fresh aloe leaves, honeydew melon, and cucumber. Try it today and see how it can help!

What’s In This Article?

Try this soothing juice recipe for juicing for acid reflux.

What Causes Acid Reflux?

At its root, acid reflux happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (valve) becomes weak or relaxes too much. This allows digestive acids to escape the stomach and back up into the esophagus and mouth (1). There are many things that can trigger acid reflux:

  • Being overweight or pregnant due to sustained pressure on the abdomen.
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol, carbonated beverages, coffee, or tea
  • Certain types of foods (dairy, spicy, acidic, fatty) as well as eating too much at once.
  • Certain medications, like ibuprofen, blood pressure medications, and aspirin

Signs of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), can sneak up on you over time. You may not even know you’re suffering from it until symptoms become more obvious.

What causes acid reflux? Primarily being overweight or pregnant, eating too much food or highly fatty, spicy and acidic foods, as well as smoking and drinking. Signs of acid reflux range from mild heartburn to vomiting.

Here are some of the signs of acid reflux, listed from least to most severe (2):

  • Burping
  • Sore or horse throat
  • Chronic dry cough
  • Heartburn
  • Feeling like there’s a lump in your throat
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Regurgitation of acid (sour-tasting liquid) or even food
  • Vomiting

Why Honeydew Melon Juice Helps

One way to combat the irritating symptoms of acid reflux is by eating alkaline foods. Remember in chemistry class when you learned how to neutralize an acid? It was with something basic, or alkaline. This same principle applies here.

Honeydew melon (as well as cucumbers) are alkalizing in nature and can help offset acidity in the upper GI tract. Cooling and soothing, they are some of the best foods for acid reflux sufferers (3). Both also contain high magnesium levels, neutralizing acid secretions and soothes acid damage.

Is Aloe Vera Good for Acid Reflux?

Is aloe vera juice good for acid reflux? You bet it is! That and honeydew melon juice may help soothe your symptoms.

Aloe contains gastro-protective properties that help prevent excess acidity from occurring (4). If damage has already been done from acid reflux, aloe has been shown to soothe and repair the damage over time. It can have amazing anti-inflammatory properties that benefit the gut when consumed.

What is a Good Melon Juicer?

Kuvings REVO830 Juicer making the Aloe for the Inferno juice recipe for Juicing for Acid Reflux. This is a great melon juicer, to boot!

I made Aloe the Inferno using the Kuvings REVO830 juicer. This excellent machine can do more than make delicious juice!

    • Minimal Chopping
    • Dual-Feed Produce Hopper
    • Makes Smoothies, Nice Cream, and Nut Milk
    • Super Quiet Operation
    • Ability to Run Non-Stop for 45 Minutes
    • 15-Year Warranty
    • Can Clog on Pineapple and Soft Fruits
    • Doesn't Fit Under Some Cabinets
    • Requires Consistent Feeding
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  • Minimal Chopping
  • Dual-Feed Produce Hopper
  • Makes Smoothies, Nice Cream, and Nut Milk
  • Super Quiet Operation
  • Ability to Run Non-Stop for 45 Minutes
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Can Clog on Pineapple and Soft Fruits
  • Doesn't Fit Under Some Cabinets
  • Requires Consistent Feeding

The Kuvings REVO830‘s point of difference is its dual-feed produce hopper. The vertical cut chute is designed to handle long produce, like carrots, chard, cucumbers, and celery whole. The 3.5″ wide auto-cut hopper takes larger produce like beets, oranges, and apples with zero chopping. This innovative hopper saves you tons of time!

The REVO830 not only makes great juice, but it also creates awesome nut milk, smoothies, sorbets, and nice cream. It boasts an upgraded motor, which is both super quiet and allows you to run non-stop for up to 45 minutes.

All this goodness is backed by an astounding 15-year warranty. I recommend this machine for any home juicer. It’s one I regularly use on my own juice-feasting journey!

Here’s The Recipe!

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Aloe for the Inferno


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  • Author: JuiceFeaster
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 32 fl oz 1x

Description

Acid reflux is sadly something that’s becoming more common. Changing up what you eat is a huge step in putting out those throat-searing flames. Juicing for acid reflux is a great place to start!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 6 c Honeydew Melon
  • 1/2 c Aloe
  • 1 Cucumber

Instructions

  • Chop the honeydew (peel and deseed, if desired).
  • Remove the outer skin of the aloe leaf.
  • Peel the cucumber only if waxed; chop.
  • Run the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!!!

Notes

When peeling aloe, I recommend wiping off the yellow liquid that oozes from the skin before juicing the clear inner flesh. This substance is a powerful laxative and gives a bitter flavor to the juice.

IMPORTANT: Aloe juice has been associated with diabetes medicine interference (leading to hypoglycemia) and miscarriages, so as with anything you eat or drink, be sure to check with your doctor before consumption. 

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Green Juice

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About the Author

Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

Brett not only has a career background in the juice world, but he is also a lifelong juicing advocate who has personally transformed and maintained his health using the magical powers of juicing and raw living foods.

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