HEARTBURN AND YOUR DIET
When you think of heartburn triggers, you might think of spicy foods or highly acidic foods. But those aren't the only food-related heartburn triggers - things you eat and drink every day could contribute to your heartburn pain.
HEARTBURN CAN BE TRIGGERED BY THESE FOODS:
- Citrus fruits
- Spicy foods
THESE BEVERAGES CAN TRIGGER HEARTBURN:
- Carbonated drinks
- Caffeinated drinks
- Fruit juices
Heartburn has a lot to do with our lifestyle, how we eat, how we sleep and how much exercise we get.
We put together some good habits to get into if you want to help avoid heartburn.
What's in your diet? Do you eat a lot of chocolate? Tomato based foods like spaghetti or chili? How often are you eating fried foods these days? Citrus foods, alcohol, coffee and soda can all trigger heartburn too.
It's always the fun stuff that hurts us.
If you can't cut out heartburn causing foods altogether, at least try cutting back on portion sizes and how often you eat them.
Your weight can be a factor as well since visceral fat, the stuff that lines your organs, puts added pressure on your organs.
These are just a few lifestyle tips you can implement to help with your heartburn.
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When it comes to diet, it can be difficult to properly manage and prevent heartburn and acid reflux. Instead of avoiding certain foods altogether, try keeping track of what foods trigger heartburn for you and eating milder versions of those foods instead.
You can also try remaining upright after eating or laying on your left side while sleeping. Maintaining an active lifestyle by doing small things, like taking walks after eating, can have a positive impact on preventing heartburn.
If these tips don't work for you, remember that Gaviscon® antacids provide fast-acting, long-lasting relief from heartburn and acid indigestion.*
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