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Health Tip: Some Foods and Drinks That Trigger Heartburn

Health Tip: Some Foods and Drinks That Trigger Heartburn

04/19/11

(HealthDay News) -- If you're prone to the painful burn of heartburn, don't just pop an antacid -- watch what you eat to avoid getting heartburn in the first place.

The American Gastroenterological Association lists these foods and drinks to avoid, as they may trigger heartburn:

  • Foods that are high in fat or fried.
  • Foods with chocolate or peppermint.
  • Alcoholic beverages, beverages with carbonation and all coffee.
  • Mustard and ketchup, as well as tomato sauces.
  • Acidic substances such as vinegar, citrus juices and citrus fruits.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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