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Put together by Dawn HoHEARTBURN : FOODS TOEAT, FOODS TO AVOID
What is heartburn? Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It  is a burning discomfort from the chest area  up to the...
Heartburn Trigger: Too MuchFood         When it comes to heartburn          risk, the sheer volume of what          you e...
Heartburn Trigger: Eating onthe Go Grab, gulp, and go -- dont make for good  digestion and can make GERD  (gastroesophage...
Heartburn Trigger: FattyFoods High-fat foods tend to stay in the stomach  longer, and the longer theyre there, the more  ...
Heartburn Tip: Cut Back onFat You may not have to give up your favorite  foods. Preparing them differently could help ta...
Heartburn: Trigger: AcidicFoods Acidic foods can trigger heartburn, especially if  you eat them by themselves, on an empt...
Drinks That May TriggerHeartburn Coffee (regular or decaffeinated), caffeinated  tea, colas, other carbonated drinks, and...
Heartburn tip #3: Choose drinks that arent fizzyand dont contain caffeine.Options include herbal teas, milk, and plainwate...
Heartburn Trigger: Chocolate Chocolate contains stimulants similar to  caffeine, and caffeine can be a heartburn  trigger...
Heartburn Trigger: SpicyFoods Got a taste for spicy foods -- the hotter, the  better? All that heat may provoke heartburn...
Heartburn Tip #4:Write down what food or drinks you can handleand what leads to heartburn. Your heartburntriggers might be...
Heartburn Tip #5: Try Chewing GumChewing gum after a meal to stimulate salivaproduction, since saliva neutralizes acid and...
Heartburn Tip #6:Dont lie down right after a meal -- allow threehours between dinner and bedtime.Since smoking and being o...
Credits to: http://www.medicinenet.com
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Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It is a burning discomfort from the chest area up to the throat. It can happen when stomach acid refluxes, or flows up, through a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter and irritates the esophagus. Certain foods can trigger heartburn so this slideshow can help you identify and be more aware.

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  1. 1. Put together by Dawn HoHEARTBURN : FOODS TOEAT, FOODS TO AVOID
  2. 2. What is heartburn? Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It is a burning discomfort from the chest area up to the throat. It can happen when stomach acid refluxes, or flows up, through a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter and irritates the esophagus. Certain foods can trigger heartburn so this slideshow can help you identify and be more aware.
  3. 3. Heartburn Trigger: Too MuchFood  When it comes to heartburn risk, the sheer volume of what you eat matters.  No matter what the food is, how good it looks, or how much you like it, eating too much food at once makes heartburn more likely.  Heartburn tip #1: Try using smaller plates to trim your portions.
  4. 4. Heartburn Trigger: Eating onthe Go Grab, gulp, and go -- dont make for good digestion and can make GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) symptoms more likely. Slow down when you eat if youre concerned about heartburn symptoms.
  5. 5. Heartburn Trigger: FattyFoods High-fat foods tend to stay in the stomach longer, and the longer theyre there, the more likely discomfort can be. If youre eating big servings of those high-fat foods -- like a lot of fried chicken, chips, or wings -- then youve got a double whammy of two potential heartburn triggers -- too much food and fatty fare.
  6. 6. Heartburn Tip: Cut Back onFat You may not have to give up your favorite foods. Preparing them differently could help tame your heartburn. Heartburn Tip #2: You might be able to bake, broil, grill, or roast some foods instead of frying them. You could trim extra fat off meat and poultry, and cut the skin off chicken.
  7. 7. Heartburn: Trigger: AcidicFoods Acidic foods can trigger heartburn, especially if you eat them by themselves, on an empty stomach. Tomatoes and products that contain tomatoes (such as tomato sauce and salsa) Citrus fruits (such as oranges, grapefruits, and lemons) Vinegar is also highly acidic -- not that youre going to eat vinegar by itself, but its a common ingredient in salad dressings and other dishes.
  8. 8. Drinks That May TriggerHeartburn Coffee (regular or decaffeinated), caffeinated tea, colas, other carbonated drinks, and excess alcoholic beverages. Caffeinated beverages boost acid in the stomach and alcoholic beverages can relax the lower esophageal sphincter, leading to heartburn. Sodas can bloat the stomach, which may lead to heartburn.
  9. 9. Heartburn tip #3: Choose drinks that arent fizzyand dont contain caffeine.Options include herbal teas, milk, and plainwater. Having water with meals would alsodilute stomach acid, making heartburn lesslikely
  10. 10. Heartburn Trigger: Chocolate Chocolate contains stimulants similar to caffeine, and caffeine can be a heartburn trigger. But if you cant bear the thought of giving up chocolate, see if cutting back helps you avoid heartburn.
  11. 11. Heartburn Trigger: SpicyFoods Got a taste for spicy foods -- the hotter, the better? All that heat may provoke heartburn. Peppery foods and hot sauces can be heartburn triggers Peppermint is cool, not fiery, but it may relax the lower esophageal sphincter, leading to heartburn. Although garlic and onions arent spices, they are flavorful foods that may spur heartburn.
  12. 12. Heartburn Tip #4:Write down what food or drinks you can handleand what leads to heartburn. Your heartburntriggers might be different from someoneelse’s.Jotting down can help you pinpoint what eatinghabits you need to change.
  13. 13. Heartburn Tip #5: Try Chewing GumChewing gum after a meal to stimulate salivaproduction, since saliva neutralizes acid andspurs the stomach to move its contents into thesmall intestine faster -- basically, moving itdown the line before heartburn sets in.I recommend picking a flavor that isntpeppermint or mint, in order to avoid relaxingthe lower esophageal sphincter.
  14. 14. Heartburn Tip #6:Dont lie down right after a meal -- allow threehours between dinner and bedtime.Since smoking and being overweight may alsomake heartburn more likely, take steps towarda healthier lifestyle.Although occasional heartburn is common, youmay want to ask your doctor about frequentheartburn, which could be a symptom of GERD.
  15. 15. Credits to: http://www.medicinenet.com
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