At least 60 million of us have felt those dreaded heartburn symptoms; a sour or bitter taste in the back of your throat, trouble swallowing and a burning pain in your chest. It’s not pleasant!
Here are 3 foods that bring on the heat:
1. Sorry chocolate lovers, but if you indulge in the sweet stuff and suffer from heartburn, this could be the culprit. Chocolate is packed with caffeine and other stimulants, and it’s high in fat and cocoa. All which trigger reflux and may cause heartburn.
2. If you’re a meat lover who enjoys burgers, a nice filet or lamb chop… get ready to feel the burn! That’s because high-fat meats sit in your stomach longer which can trigger indigestion and heartburn. Stick to lean ground beef or white turkey meat.
3. One espresso a day is okay, but coffee addicts beware! Coffee is a major heartburn trigger since the caffeine can cause reflux. It’s best to stick to water or herbal tea, like chamomile.
Keep in mind, heartburn isn’t only about what you eat, but also how you eat. I recommend eating 4-5 small meals to prevent the burn.