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How can a food diary help with digestion?

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Pay attention to foods that seem to trigger stomach discomfort. Write down what you ate and how you felt so you remember for next time.

Some people find that acidic foods, like tomatoes or citrus fruits, trigger heartburn. For others, wheat, onion, or dairy products such as milk or cheese cause problems.

Spicy food is a common cause of heartburn, stomach pain, or diarrhea, so you may want to stay away from anything that heats up your mouth.

From: 9 Tips for Smooth Digestion WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Indigestion."

NHS Choices: "Good foods to help your digestion."

Dhingra, D. , June 2012. Journal of Food Science and Technology

American College of Gastroenterology: "Digestive Health Tips."

Family Doctor.org: "Fiber: How to Increase the Amount in Your Diet."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Follow a Healthy Diet to Relieve IBS Symptoms."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Indigestion."

NHS Choices: "Good foods to help your digestion."

Dhingra, D. , June 2012. Journal of Food Science and Technology

American College of Gastroenterology: "Digestive Health Tips."

Family Doctor.org: "Fiber: How to Increase the Amount in Your Diet."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Follow a Healthy Diet to Relieve IBS Symptoms."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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