Millions of people around the world are living with heartburn – you know, that uncomfortable burning sensation, which has the ability to sometimes rise up into the throat.
There are many things that trigger heartburn, food being one of them. Research has shown that foods that are highly acidic stimulate your stomach to produce digestive acids, which in turn can make symptoms of heartburn worse.
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There are a few things you can do to reduce the symptoms. Some people suggest chewing gum (not peppermint). It is said that chewing sugar-free gum for 30 minutes after a meal helps with heartburn relief. Also try aloe vera juice, it soothes the stomach and reduces inflammation.
Make some simple tweaks to your diet and stay away from these harmful heartburn foods.