Heartburn can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. And for most people, food triggers the condition. And so, naturally, what you eat must have a link with the refluxing of acid into your esophagus that causes the burn.
Thus, we advise that you get yourself acquainted with the usual food triggers of acid reflux and heartburn and then try and plan your meals around these ingredients.
To help you manage that, we’ve brought you some handy help that has been tried and tested by heartburn sufferers and then compiled as safe alternatives for you!
As for the heartburn friendly recipes, instead of trying to give you a whole lot of them in one go, we thought we’d divide it up into lunch breakfast and dinner. And that was also not without reason.
For instance, for breakfast, your body needs to get enough energy to keep it going for the morning. And yet it needs to be devoid of heartburn causing elements. On the other hand, when you consider lunch, eating smaller portions and ones that are not likely to cause heartburn is your best bet. Plus, trying to divide the lunch up into two different parts could also help. As this would mean you are never ‘filling up’ too much.
On the other hand, you have dinner… Since you are least likely to get any exercise after this meal, and much more likely to sleep soon after, you need to accordingly adjust this meal. Because by lying down, you increase the likelihood of reflux resulting in heartburn.
Ideally, though, what helps even more than just getting individual heartburn friendly recipes is knowing about all the little food and meal facts that are basically the difference between ‘heartburn cause’ and ‘heartburn prevention’. And that is exactly what we also compiled for you under our tips section. In fact, since for people with heartburn, oils and fats are usually a no-no, the best way to cook your meals without the oil and make it taste yummy, is also going to be a tip worth learning! And we give you that as well.
We hope all these tips and recipes help you to overcome your heartburn soon.