Nope -- no tomatoes for me, either. I've never really cared for tomato sauce, and it's only now that I'm realizing I'm not "picky" - my body was trying to tell me something! I can manage some ketchup or other sauces containing tomato. I do make some "Texas" chili... but it's very mild and not particularly "saucy". I can't eat raw tomatoes at all.
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I definitely can't eat tomatoes! But citrus fruit is okay for me in small doses. It is interesting reading everyone's different triggers! Overeating is the number one trigger for me, but tomatoes are a close second.
Hi Tem! As everyone's said, tomatoes are really acidic. I'm 20, been suffering from reflux since I was 12, and strangely enough, I could eat tomatoes up until I turned 16. After that, it gradually got worse. Now I can't eat anything with tomatoes in it. If I am feeling brave enough to eat tomatoes, I'll end up vomiting within minutes.
I don't like citrus anyway, so I steer clear of them, sorry I can't help you more :)
I've been on a daily Nexium for the past 12 years since diagnosed with GERD because of problems with my voice. I sometimes have heart burn, but never noticed it from tomatoes. I agree that everyone has different triggers. Hot spicey foods seem to be my culprit.
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Listen to your own body. We're all different. I will tell you something interesting, though and this surprised me a lot. When I was having more trouble a couple of years ago, I made some marinara sauce. No meat, just sauteed onions and then a can of crushed tomatoes and a bit of salt. Super simple, super tasty. I remember my father making it when I was a kid. So we had that and I was quite worried. Ends up I had almost no problem. It seems the MEAT in sauce is more what bothers me. So...you might want to try this home made recipe. Hey, it's worth a try, just in case.
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Last night I made a "diet soup." I like it for the health benefits and do not use it for the weight loss that it says it can do. Anyway I put a can of tomato's in and was worried about the sour stomach later. I remembered my mother making home made tomato soup and adding a pinch of baking soda to to help the acid in there. So I did add a pinch of soda to my soup because I did not want to add sugar. It did it's little fizz and them I had some. Boy did that help and it had a natural sweet to it. I will do it again and oh so good. Joan
I find the outside cuts of tomato doesn't cause any problem. I can only tolerate small amounts of ordinary tomato inside cuts (and infrequently) but can eat as much of those REALLY low acid, ugly looking ones as I like! They don't have the same taste, tho'!
I can't eat any tomato base stuff anymore. IF you have GERD I was told (by a dr.) that everyone has different triggers. Mine is tomato based stuff. I get very sick after it due to the acid. I say try it out if it doesnt brother you then that isn't your trigger!
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Like everyone has stated, tomatoes are high in acid. They get me every time. If you're making something with spaghetti sauce though there is a way to reduce the amount of acid in the sauce. I have tried this with success and it was my doctor that gave me the tip. All you have to do is add about a teaspoon of sugar to a pot of simmering sauce. The sugar cuts the acid and you can't taste it in the sauce.
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Tomatoes are high acid. I can only eat a tiny little bit of normal tomato, but where it comes to the "VERY low acid" tomato (not just "low acid") I can eat as much as I like. They are mainly fleshy, very few seeds, not watery inside and the skin is very tender with a slightly pink'sh hue. They are wierd shapes and generally very ugly. They don't taste quite like the normal tomato, but then without the acid, they wouldn't.
I think if you do your own cooking.. you can control how much tomato that you can put in your foods.. I love to eat tomato soup and it doesn't affect me that much so I would make soup burger out of that than Manswich,, also I buy my own pizza sauce so I can control how much pizza sauce on my pizza. Plus you can control the portion and less calories that way too.
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