Avoiding Foods That Cause Heartburn
Acidic foods, such as:
- Citrus foods: oranges, grapefruits, and their juices
- Tomatoes and tomato products
- Fatty or greasy foods
- Spicy foods
- Caffeinated beverages
- Some herbal products (eg, peppermint tea)
American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org/
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders http://www.aboutgerd.org/
Canadian Institute for Health Information http://www.cihi.ca/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/. Updated June 12, 2012. Accessed July 11, 2012.
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/23/2012 -