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Top 25 Summer Heartburn Triggers
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6/9/2013 7:55:15 PM
I have been suffering the most horrible heartburn-- without eating ANYTHING!! Now, for example. No food since breakfast. But burning in breastbone area for over an hour. Feels like I have an aspirin stuck, but I have not swallowed ANYTHING! I did just find out my eosinophils are high (after Drs office ignored a 2- month cough that sent me begging for mercy at the ER). No prior heartburn nor Gerd issues. HELP It burns and squeezes between breast ones like heartburn, but DOWN to top of stomach, not UP like heartburn...
1/9/2013 12:37:54 PM
When I get heart burn I take a tablespoon of organic apple cider and it is gone within five minutes. You would think the acid in this would make it worse but it works every time. Joan
My ENT told me that tomatoes weren't really a trigger. They don't seem to trigger my GERD. Chocolate always gave me bad heartburn while pregnant. Salsa and spicy foods don't set it off all the time either.
Over-eating is a big trigger.
5/5/2012 9:45:33 PM
Very good advice. I like the Eat this not that theme.
It's ironic that some foods like peppers are healthy for some and cause heartburn for others. If these foods don't bother you, you may be off the hook. The best advice in the article is to record what you've eaten so that you will know your triggers. Also eating smaller meals more often helps your body to break down the food. The "what to avoid" list does not apply to everyone, so if it is not a trigger for you,don't worry, be happy.
7/8/2011 3:15:16 PM
Vanilla ice cream is my go to to soothe heart burn! I didn't flavored ice cream could cause problems!
I agree with Azure_Sky in that eating any of these in moderation or once in awhile would probably be okay. However, I also believe that everyone's trigger foods are different. For me, stress and eating too close to bed are better triggers for heartburn than any of these foods.
7/8/2011 1:49:46 AM
I have no problems with any of those foods - actually, that IS my problem.
I don't like some of those foods, so it's not a hardship to avoid them. Just use common sense. I like Italian sausage, but it's very high in fat. So, before grilling them, I prick them with a fork all around, then boil them for about 15 minutes. That removes a lot of the fat. It also helps prevent grill flare-ups. You don't lose any flavor, and it shortens the cooking time on the grill.
What the author didn't mention as a way to avoid heartburn is to eat moderate portions. Stuffing yourself with ANY food (not necessarily a trigger) can cause heartburn.
Wow, what are we suppose to eat. I love pasta but it has tomatoe sauce (trigger) garlic(another trigger) and ground beef (lean but still a trigger). No chocolate!!! The world is coming to an end!!!! I did not know watermelon was acidic, but most fruit is. Apples, pears, cantelope. What about milk, we need calcium. Any alternatives for it. I love all these foods.
I stopped eating red meat recently to try and control cholesterol. To my GREAT surprise, my nearly chronic heartburn and reflux disappeared overnight! Makes sense to me that beef and hamburger are greasy and high in fat and this was bothering me for years and I had no clue.
6/15/2011 4:46:53 PM
EEYOREJ79, my dad has problems eatting watermelon as well, but he's noticed if he eats it first the indigestion isn't as bad.
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