Heartburn also referred to as acid indigestion, reflux or gastroesophageal reflux can be described as a feeling of burning sensation around the chest and throat. It is experienced by many individuals and occurs when the stomach acid flows backward into the food pipe or esophagus. However, some foods can cause or trigger heartburn. These foods will be discussed in this article.
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Foods That Triggers Heartburn:
1 Fried or fatty foods: these foods take longer time to digest and Increases the pressure on the esophageal sphincter eg: potato chips, donut, fried bacon, burgers, fried chicken, sausage etc.
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2 Alcohol, chocolate, coffee, and peppermint.
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3 Spicy meals: spicy meals from restaurant often contains onion, chilli pepper, and fat which can irritate the stomach and cause heartburn.
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4 Carbonated drinks: soda contains gas that can forcefully open the lower esophageal sphincter.
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5 Fatty or fried meats.
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6 Acidic foods: eg tomatoes, citrus fruits can irritate the lining of a damaged esophagus their by resulting to heartburn.
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Source: Medical news today
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