If Spaghetti Sauce Is Your Heartburn Trigger…
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To avoid the heartburn-causing tomatoes in red spaghetti sauce, toss hot noodles with a bright garlic-free pesto sauce or a homemade sauté of wild mushrooms, a splash of chicken broth and a shower of grated Parmesan cheese.
Cider vinegar or rice vinegar may be less likely to trigger heartburn; experiment with one of these in your next dressing. If this doesn’t help, concoct a fresh-herb dressing by combining extra-virgin olive oil, a palmful of finely chopped fresh herbs (try dill or tarragon), a dollop of fat-free mayonnaise, and salt and pepper.
Because it’s the caffeine that’s thought to cause heartburn, the obvious first step is to try decaf. Ease into the switch by starting with a mix of decaf and caf, then slowly decrease the amount of caffeinated beans. Or go cold turkey and reach for a steaming cup of hot herbal tea or caffeine-free cocoa.
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