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Heartburn: How to End It

Ever feel that painful and burning sensation down your throat while eating?

If you answer yes, then you may have a heartburn.

The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Sometimes you cough so bad you even think that you have lost your voice.

Heartburn usually result from excess acidiity in the stomach. When we eat, from our mouth, the food enters into our stomach  through a muscle tunnel called esophagus.

It can happen that the muscle malfunctions. The contents of the stomach rise up back to esophagus and cause irritation on that area. Hence the painful experience you get with heartburn.

Avoid eathing foods that causes heartburn. Acidic foods like lemon, citrus and lime. Spicy foods like chillie and peppers.

Mind that fatty foods, pretzels, coffee, tea, onions, peppermint, chocolate can cause heartburn too.

Eating a big meal causes excess stomach acid production, and attacks can be minimized by eating small frequent meals instead of large meals especially for dinner.


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Top 5 Food to Upset Your Stomach

Here is the top 5 food to upset your stomach:

1. Fried foods

Fried Food

Fried Food

Fried foods inevitably are greasy and high in fat, both of which spell trouble for the stomach.

2. Spicy foods



Although they make food taste spicy hot, hot peppers such as jalapeno can irritate the lining of the esophagus on the way down.

3. Citrus juices

Orange Juice

Orange Juice

Citrus drinks are high in acid, which can irritate the esophagus, stimulating the sensory nerves to feel more inflamed.  

4. Ice cream

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

A big bowl of ice cream is high in fat, sure ways to cause bloating, cramping and gas in your stomach

5. Chocolate



Chocolate is hard to resist, but overeating it spells doom to your stomach. That’s because chocolate causes the lower esophageal sphincter to relax, allowing stomach acid to come back up. If you’re anyone who suffers from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), then it’s time to say goodbye to this delicious treat.

To learn how to take good care of your digestive system, read 7 Ways to Good Digestive System.

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7 Ways to Good Digestive System

There are BILLIONS of bacteria live in our digestive system, and these are the “good” bacteria that help us absorb food and minerals while we enjoying our yummy food.

We need to take good care of our digestive sysetm, otherwise it will be affected in many ways. Diarrhoea, gas, abdominal pains, vomiting, cramps, indigestion and bloating  are sure signs that prompt us to be on high alert.

Here are 7 ways to maintain good digestive system:

1. Having healthy diet
Eat a wide variety of foods is the first step towards developing good and healthy eating habits. By doing so, your digestive system absorbs all the different nutritional requirements.

2. Eat more fibre
High fibre diet improves gastrointestinal health, thus reducing the risk of constipation and stimulating food digstion.

The best source of fibre and the easiest way to consume it is to eat more fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains.

3. Maintaining helath weight
One of the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight is it lowers the risk of coronary diseases like heart attack and stroke, diabetes and hypertension.

4. Be active
Exercise often, don’t be a couch potato.

5. Concentrating on eating
Enjoy your meals. Don’t do something else like watching TV, doing office paperwork, or sit on computer. This lead to upseting your stomach.

6. Drink plenty of water
Water helps to soften waste material in the gut and prevents constipation which, if left unchecked, could lead to digestive stress.       

7. Take vitamins and minerals
Get all your vitamins and minerals from foods you consume and not from supplements. Not to say supplements are bad, just that your that your body needs are available from the foos that you eat.

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