Foods To Avoid If You Have Heartburn

January 23, 2007

3464601270.jpgDue to missed meals as a result of too many activities and too little time… most of us suffer from dyspepsia or ulcer like symptoms.  One other acid related symptom that can result from the acid from the stomach to splash into your esophagus is called heartburn.  This will feel like heart attack and occurs most especially while lying down or at night  An irony to this is that certain foods tend to trigger the onset of heartburn symptoms such that in a recent survey conducted by the National Heartburn Alliance (NHBA) : 92%  point to food as the primary cause of their discomfort.

So if you have symptoms of heartburn… before grabbing or ordering foods to fill your stomach, reconsider and think if in turn what you’ll be eating will trigger the onset of your discomfort.

  • Foods To Go: beef, chicken nuggets & buffalo wings and the yummy french fries.  And anything fried!
  • Sweets. Chocolate, Chips, brownies, doughnuts ( the tasty Krispy Kreme) .
  • Drinks and Fruits. Orange juice, and lemonade, cranberry juice, wine coffee and tea, carbonated drinks ( goodbye to soft drinks) 
  • Others: tomato, mashed potatoes( especially with butter), raw onion, potato salad, Macaroni and cheese, spaghetti with marinara sauce, and ice cream.  Meaning… anything creamy and fatty!

Last advise: eat smaller meals especially prior to bed.  By doing so, you decrease the tendency of the food to reflux from your stomach into the esophagus.

But… Make sure it’s really heartburn because your symptoms may actually signal a heart disease. 

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