Got Heartburn?

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1. Avoid your unique food triggers.
Common culprits include chocolate, caffeine, peppermint, spicy foods, butter, oil, fatty meat, fried foods, citrus fruit, tomatoes, and raw onion.

2. Avoid alcohol & tobacco.
Both promote stomach acid backing into the esophagus. Smoking reduces the production of saliva, a natural acid-fighter which also helps wash down stomach acid.

3. Eat small meals frequently.
A too-full stomach can cause acids to back up and cause that burning sensation.

4. Lose a few and loosen up.
Obese people are nearly three times more likely to have heartburn and acid reflux, and too-tight clothing around your middle can push acid into the esophagus.

5. Elevate your head by 6-8 inches when you sleep.
This helps stomach acid drain more quickly – by nearly 70% according to one study

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