Avoiding Foods That Cause Heartburn
Acidic foods, such as:
- Citrus foods, like oranges, grapefruits, and their juices
- Tomatoes and tomato products
- Fatty or greasy foods
- Spicy foods
- Caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, soda, or tea
- Some herbal products, like peppermint tea
- Eating within a few hours of your bedtime
- Lying down after you eat
- Overeating—consider eating smaller, more frequent meals spaced over the course of the day
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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders http://www.aboutgerd.org
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2014 -
- Update Date: 07/02/2014 -