The 9 Foods That Are Most Related To Heartburn.
We have all experienced heartburn at one point, or several, in life. There is less and less time to cook and eat, which can cause that uncomfortable burning sensation from the stomach to the larynx.
Usually, the cardia, the part of the stomach closest to the esophagus, remains closed during digestion. Something that can sometimes fail, causing this valve to relax and let gastric juices pass into the esophagus. Its occasional appearance does not have to indicate any ailment, since it is usually seasoned after copious meals, with abundant gas or after lying down just after eating. However, there are also some foods that can promote its appearance.
Now let’s see the list of foods:
The first place of food that may be causing heartburn is spicy. It is not necessary to go to the ghost chilli or the habanero to cause an ‘explosive’ reaction in the stomach; the onions, garlic or ginger are enough to make the gastric juices begin to retrace the path of the food bolus.
Taking some of the vegetables mentioned raw increases the chances of suffering from heartburn, so it would be advisable to consume them after cooking them if their consumption is unavoidable.
Fatty and fried foods:
Having half an hour to eat does not precisely encourage good digestive habits. On top of that, this rush causes many people to opt for eating fast food. These dishes usually have a lot of fat and fried foods, which makes digestion difficult and can cause bloating, pressure and stomach pain, and heartburn.
Dairy and sausages:
As fatty foods, it happens as with the previous ones; they make digestion difficult and increase the chances of heartburn. This also happens with fattier meat such as sausages, which slow down the digestive process, increasing pressure in the stomach.
Soft drinks and pastries:
An excess of sugar causes the stomach to work harder and slows digestion, so foods that contain this ingredient, refined flours or saturated fats, are the source of heartburn.
Coffee or tea:
Caffeine and theine are great for keeping you active and awake, but they can be harmful to people with a tendency to heartburn, as they are also acidifying. In addition, they promote the formation of gases. Therefore, it is advisable to take it with moderation and measure.
Their name offers a clue about the acidic component that characterizes them. The worst for people with a tendency to heartburn are kiwis, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and oranges. Another way to correct their effect on the stomach is to combine them with ripe fruits such as melon, pear or banana.
The tomato is another of that problematic food for the stomach. If you have ever cooked with this ingredient, you will have noticed its acid contribution to all meals. A quality that is extrapolated to its derivatives such as juices, and ketchup, promotes the appearance of reflux.
Alcoholic beverages, especially if they are distilled, irritate the stomach, which increases the chances of blissful heartburn appearing. They are also linked to nausea and vomiting and relaxation of the sphincters, so they are not recommended for people with digestive problems.
Whether infused or flavored, mint stimulates acid production in the stomach. In addition, it weakens the sphincter at the base of the esophagus, the cardia, facilitating the passage of gastric juices to the throat. An effect that other foods such as chocolate also cause, so combining chocolate with mint can be disastrous for digestion.
How to avoid heartburn?
Eat lightly, especially before going to bed; cook in the oven, grill or steam; wear loose clothing that is not tight or tight on the abdomen; give up smoking, or eat slowly and sitting down are some routines that you can also practice to avoid suffering from heartburn, in addition to avoiding the previous foods.
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