Good food to avoid Heartburn

Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Heartburn is a digestive problem that occurs when stomach acid comes into contact with the lining of the esophagus, causing irritation.But the risk factor is something that increases your chances of getting a disease or condition. The same is true with heartburn. Some of the risk factors for heartburn may be beyond our control, such as another medical condition. Other factors, such as certain lifestyle habits, can be modified to help reduce the occurrence of heartburn symptoms.

Majority of heartburn symptoms are food related. If you’re the type who couldn’t care less if you are eating salty foods, oily foods, spicy foods, nutty foods, fatty foods, “feel good” foods, and all other assortment of foods that can trigger disorders in your body, then you’re a candidate for heartburn. If you continue to be mindless of what’s going on inside your digestive system, you will soon feel its unpleasant effects. 

Symptoms of heart burn:

  • A burning feeling in the chest just behind the breastbone that occurs after eating and lasts a few minutes to several hours.

  • Chest pain, especially after bending over, lying down or eating.

  • Burning in the throat -- or hot, sour, acidic or salty-tasting fluid at the back of the throat.

  • Difficulty swallowing.

  • Feeling of food "sticking" in the middle of the chest or throat.

  • Heartburn may cause chronic cough, sore throat, or chronic hoarseness.  

Causes of heart burn

Oranges, grapefruits and orange juice are classic heartburn foods. They are likely to cause heartburn, especially when consumed on an otherwise empty stomach. Pepper, Mexican food, chili, and any other food that is loaded with pepper or other spices can trigger heartburn, If these spicy food triggers your heartburn, avoid it. Then slowly reintroduce milder versions of whatever you like, Alcohol also makes the esophagus more sensitive to stomach acid.

Good foods to avoid heart burn

Fruits: Bananas, Fresh or Dried Apples

Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage, and Carrots

Meats: Lean Ground Beef, Skinless chicken breasts

Dairy: Fat free cream cheese, Feta or goat cheese

Grains: Corn bread, Multi-grain or white bread, Bran

Beverages: Mineral water

Home remedies to avoid heart burn


  • Regular practice of in taking one to two glass of water, In early morning is healthy habit and helpful in acidity control.

  • Tulsi ( Holy basil ) plays an important role in controlling acidity. Consuming few leaves of tulsi leaves anytime gives relief from acidity and is one of the useful home remedies for acidity.

  • Natural and effective dosages for acidity control are: take one table spoon amla with one table spoon haritaki (chebulic myroblan)

  • Take two tablespoon honey with two tablespoon natural cidar vinegar before meal.

  • Mint juice containing peppermint oil are god herbal remedy for treating heart burn. It is recommended to be taken after meal, it reduces gas formation. This is one of the useful home remedies for acidity.

  • Intake cold milk, coconut water, almonds or raw garlic, all these give you relief from acidity and heartburn.

  • Intake Jaggery on hourly basis will give you relief from acidity.

  • Half glass butter milk one table spoon of coriander juice is effective in case of stomach burns, indigestion, and acidity. This is one of the best home remedies for acidity.