Foods That Aggravate Heartburn Symptoms

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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Spicy foods have the potential to ignite both the taste receptors and the stomach. 

1. Spicy Delights

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Avoid consuming chili, strong chilies, and spicy sauces to prevent heartburn.

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Although citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, their acidic nature may cause digestive distress. 

2. Citrus Crush

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The consumption of lemons, oranges, and grapefruits may worsen GERD symptoms.

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Despite being an essential ingredient in the kitchen, tomatoes are acidic troublemakers. 

3. Tomato Trouble

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Tomato products, including sauces and ketchup, should be consumed in moderation to prevent indigestion occurrences.

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Caffeine-containing beverages and coffee may relax the lower esophageal sphincter, thereby encouraging reflux.

4. Caffeine Chaos

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Avoid decaffeinated or herbal beverages if you have a sensitivity.

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