How to avoid heartburn during winters

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How to avoid heartburn during wintersHeartburn has nothing to do with the heart, as the name suggests but it is about a burning feeling beside your breastbone that is usually accompanied by a sour and bitter taste in the mouth. This happens when the stomach acid reaches the lining of the esophagus. The burning sensation is due to the effect that the stomach acid has on the esophagus lining. Certain food products that trigger this are tomato products, alcohol, citrus items, also being overweight can also trigger this situation.

Managing heartburn during winters

Winter is the best time to eat hot, fried and spicy food thus also the worst time to face issues related heart burn and acidity. As they say, prevention is better than cure, so it’s better to avoid the food items that are considered harmful or are said to cause heartburn. Let us look at the food items cuisine wise along with differentiation of do’s and don’ts in order to avoid heartburn during winters 

Coffee shops

How to avoid heartburn during winters

Coffee shops have a large amount of fat hidden behind the icing that causes heartburn.

Say NO to…..

  • Fried food like chicken and fries
  • Donuts
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate cake
  • Tea with caffeine

A big YES to…

  • Soups
  • Grilled chicken
  • Baked or tandoori fries
  • Veggie burger
  • Herbal tea
  • Fruit bowl

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Breakfast

It is the best meal of the day to consume fruits in your daily diet. Less citrus fruits should be added to the breakfast.

Say NO to…..

  • Citrus fruits
  • Coffee
  • Fried eggs
  • Chocolate donuts
  • Sugary cereal

A big YES to…

  • Peaches, apples, bananas
  • Milk,
  • apple juice
  • Hard boiled eggs

Chinese

food itemsUsually Chinese food is considered spicy, but still the menu serves many heartburn free options.

Say NO to…..

  • Egg rolls
  • Deep fried wontons
  • Schezwan pork, fried rice
  • Sweet and sour pork
  • Fried dessert

A big YES to…

  • Wonton soup
  • Steamed dumplings
  • Plain or brown rice
  • Steamed broccoli other veggies
  • Fortune cookies

Dessert

Everyone has a sweet tooth so desserts should be chosen wisely so that they do not harm the body.

Say NO to…..

  • Chocolate, cookies, candies and cake with frosting
  • Ice cream
  • lemon pie

A big YES to…

  • Angel food cake
  • Apple pie
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Sponge cake
  • Peach pie
  • Yogurt

Indian Food

The Indian food is full of spices that add up to the chances of heartburn.

Say NO to…..

food items cuisine

  • Paneer pakora
  • Butter chicken
  • Tomato Rice
  • Samosas
  • Curries with heavy cream
  • Stuffed breads

A big YES to…

  • Vegetable platter
  • Malai kofta
  • Tandoori chicken
  • Naan
  • Roasted meat
  • Vegetable based curries

Italian

natural foods for male vitalityTomatoes are the main ingredient in both, Italian cuisine as well as heartburn.

Say NO to…..

  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato topping
  • Tiramisu
  • Coffee
  • Wine

A big YES to…

  • Baked chicken
  • Broccoli, olives, mushrooms on pizza
  • Plain biscotti
  • Decaf herbal tea

Mexican

Salsa is the main Mexican fare, but with tomatoes triggering the heartburn, decisions should be taken wisely.

Things to avoid

  • Chips and salsa
  • Tacos with tomatoes
  • Chile peppers
  • Chorizo
  • Margaritas

Things to choose

  • Flour tortilla
  • Fajitas
  • Mild guacamole
  • Milder peppers

Seafood

It also contains a wide range of options from which wise choices need to be made to prevent oneself from falling into the risk of heartburn.

Say NO to…..

  • Fried fish
  • Shellfish
  • Seafood gumbo
  • Vinegar glazed salmon

A big YES to…

tomato products

  • Baked or grilled fish
  • Grilled salmon without sauce
  • Fish stew

My take…

Thus, there are plenty of options available in various cuisines that can be consumed without the risk of heartburn. So a person should choose wisely to be at minimum risk.

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