Osmolarity is a measure of the concentration that influences how easily substances are absorbed into the bloodstream.
In general, the stomach is able to absorb quickly the foods with low osmolarity, leading to faster digestion and less time with the food sitting in the stomach.
This is significant to GERD sufferers because foods that take longer to digest are usually more likely to trigger acid reflux attacks.Simple sugars and table salt both tend to increase the osmolarity of stomach contents.
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