Acid heartburn is mainly caused due to the diet we consume. By making a few slight changes in our diet, you will definitely be able to control your acid heartburn.
Some of the other external causes of acid heartburn include smoking and excessive drinking. If you haven’t already done so, then it is recommended to stop both smoking and drinking as this does play a vital role. When one mentions a change in diet, it does not necessarily mean that one has to completely change what he or she eats. Some minor adjustments on the amount they consume can more than often be enough to do the trick.
The frequency your consume meals at during a normal day and the amount you consume will have a major impact on your digestive system along with your acid heartburn. If you are consuming small amounts of food then the likely hood is that your acid heartburn will reduce dramatically. The reason being is that small amounts of food tend to produce less acid and as a result produce less pressure on the oesophageal. When one consumes large amounts of food it produces a much larger pressure and acid which more than often leaks out of the oesophageal causing severe acid heartburn.
Specialists that deal with acid heartburn cases suggest it is ideal to eat 5 smaller meals a day in comparison to the standard 3 large meals. It is recommended and strictly advised not to sleep before allowing your food to digest for at least 3 hours. This greatly reduces the chances of acid reflux when lying down. You should also pay close attention to your diet.
The most common foods that lead to severe heartburn are due to not being able to digest lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tomatoes. It may sound ironic but a cool glass of lemonade on a warm summer day can also result in acid heartburn. If you are suffering from heartburn on a continuous basis then it is highly recommended to drink as much water as possible.
Lay low on the drinks and mainly stick to water. Consuming as much water as possible also has its benefits when it comes to helping your body’s digestion process. As a result it also drastically reduces your heartburn problems. Drinking milk is not advised if you are suffering from acid heart burn. If you are required to consume milk then it is best to go for skim milk in moderation. To avoid any possibility of heartburn it is recommended to avoid any heavy dairy products that include ice cream, cottage cheese and even sour cram.
Another major cause for acid heartburn is due to the consumption of fried foods. These would include the standard French fries, fired chicken, deep fired meet and even fried chicken wings. If you want to eat such food it is best to either grill or steam the food as it will save the hassle of consuming excess oil. In general any food type that has a high fat intake should be avoided.