The Heartburn Diet: Why Certain Foods Trigger Heartburn Symptoms
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Orange juice, spaghetti sauce, coffee, and chocolate may seem harmless, but they can become problematic for heartburn sufferers. Certain foods are heartburn triggers themselves. Others are triggers when paired with other activities. For example, coffee may not bother you normally, but if you drink a cup before jogging, it could be a different story.
Read the following articles to learn about what foods make up a typical heartburn diet and how to steer clear of them.
The Heartburn Diet: The Basics
- Track Your Heartburn Triggers
Your first step toward preventing heartburn? Understanding why you get it.
- 10 Tips for Eating Well — While Avoiding Heartburn
No, you don't have to give up all your favorite foods. Try these tips.
- A Not-So-Happy Hour?
How alcohol can fire up heartburn.
Foods to Avoid
- If Orange Juice Is Your Heartburn Trigger...
First, try switching to low-acid orange juice.
- If Vinegar-Based Salad Dressing Is Your Heartburn Trigger...
Cider vinegar or rice vinegar may be less likely to trigger heartburn.
- If Chocolate Is Your Heartburn Trigger…
Enjoy the flavor of chocolate without the caffeine that may be your heartburn-causing culprit.
- If Coffee Is Your Heartburn Trigger…
Because it’s the caffeine that’s thought to cause heartburn, the obvious first step is to try decaf.
- If Spaghetti Sauce Is Your Heartburn Trigger…
To avoid the heartburn-causing tomatoes in red spaghetti sauce, toss hot noodles with a bright garlic-free pesto sauce.