Summer Foods: Don't Feel the Heartburn
Just because it's hot outside doesn't mean you have to feel the heat of heartburn when enjoying foods of the season.
Summer Foods That Trigger Heartburn continued...
Some real culprits that turn up time and time again are:
- Fatty meats and deep-fried foods (they stay in the stomach longer, giving acid more of a chance to wander)
- Excessive alcohol consumption (especially red wine)
- Tomatoes (salsa, catsup)
- Colas and coffee (caffeine and carbonation are both suspect)
- Orange juice
- Garlic and onions
Some of these weaken the hold of the sphincter and some scratch at irritation that is already there.
Other foods can bloat your stomach and force the acid back up your throat. These include carbonated beverages.
A good rule of thumb is not to eat greasy meals and foods that are already chockfull of acid.
So What Can You Eat for a Heartburn-Free Summer?
The key to enjoying summer foods is to know what agrees with you, Magee says.