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7 Foods That Help Cure Heartburn

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 09:32 PM

Heartburn is an uncomfortable feeling that makes it difficult to eat. While there are many foods that can help contribute to heartburn, there are others than can help keep it at bay.

Mayo Clinic experts describe heartburn as a “burning pain in the chest.” That pain is caused by stomach acid backing up, and can get worse when you are lying down.

Generally high fiber and low acid foods are best at fighting heartburn. Here are some ideas of what you can munch to help with heartburn.

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1. Oatmeal: This high fiber food will fill you up and keep the stomach acid down. WebMD reports oatmeal is a reflux fighter.

2. Bananas: WebMD points to bananas as well as melons as low-acid fruits.

3. Milk: For temporary heartburn, milk is number one. The American Pregnancy Association advises milk or yogurt as a safe remedy for heartburn during pregnancy. It may be a better option for some women than taking antacids.

4. Honey: RefluxMD recommends honey in milk as a heartburn remedy. The honey can potentially eliminate certain stomach infections and alleviate coughs. It is also full of vitamins and good amino acids.

5. Baking Soda: RefluxMD suggests a teaspoon of baking soda mixed in a glass of water to alleviate heartburn problems. Use this remedy in moderation. It can cause other stomach discomfort.

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6. Vinegar: The Health Wyze Report recommends apple cider vinegar as a potential heartburn fighter. Pointing to the theory that heartburn is caused by an imbalance of acid in the stomach, the group recommends a tablespoon of vinegar followed by a glass of water.

7. Licorice: Health.com points to advice from the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, N.Y. which confirms that antacids could be a bad long-term solution to heartburn because the stomach is supposed to be an acidic environment. Licorice helps heal the stomach and can be found in pill form to be taken before a meal.

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