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What Causes Heartburn

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Heartburn Triggers & Home Remedies for Digestive Upset

Heartburn Baby Burn. Alcohol can contribute to heartburn among other health ills when too much is consumed.

Other top offenders that can cause heartburn include the following foods:

- Tomatoes & tomato-based foods such as catsup, tomato sauce, tomato paste, commercially prepared pasta sauces.

- Sugar and foods prepared with sugar such as donuts, Cheese Danish, cakes, pies, cookies, candy, chocolate and puddings.

- Tea and Coffee

- Butter, margarine and oils, including cooking oils.

- Peppers; many varieties including jalapeno peppers, red, green and yellow bell peppers, banana peppers.

- Rice whether instant or regular may trigger heartburn.

- Onions are notorious for causing heartburn whether they are pearl onions, white onions, yellow onions or purple onions - sweet or strong, they are powerful heartburn triggers.

- Citrus based fruits can cause heartburn including oranges, orange juice, pineapple including pineapple juice, lemons, limes and grapefruit as well as grapefruit juice.

Remedies for Heartburn

Many products are available at the local market for treating heartburn - products that used to be available by prescription only but that are now considered relatively safe for over the counter use.

Overuse of Medications May Worsen the Problem

The issue is overuse or misuse of the product to treat heartburn rather than determining the root cause of heartburn.

Just everyone experiences heartburn but if you are experiencing it more than two times per week then it's time to meet with your doctor. Heartburn can signal a serious disease so it's wise not to ignore.

If you're experiencing heartburn due to sensitivity to certain foods, try eliminating those offenders from your diet until your stomach has returned to normal and the body is again in balance. Losing excess weight can also assist in keeping heartburn under control.

Home Remedies for Heartburn

Home remedies for mild heartburn or tummy ache in adults include: a chunk of peeled raw potato, a small glass of Coke, or 1 spoon of dried oats (oatmeal).

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