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GERD Awareness Week: 10 Heartburn Prevention Tips

Nov 6th 2013 at 9:01 AM

It’s Gastroesophageal Abatement Disease (GERD) Awareness Week, and the timing couldn’t be better. The best accepted evidence of GERD is abiding heartburn, and one of the bigger triggers of acerbic abatement is–you estimated it–overeating.The acceptable account is that it is accessible to get through Thanksgiving day after annoyance by authoritative acute choices on the big day. Here are 10 means to abate your affairs of annoyance on turkey day.Don’t overeatStuffing too abundant aliment into your abdomen all at already can put burden on the valve amid your abdomen and esophagus, which allows abdomen acerbic to burst up into the esophagus. Eat boring and aim to accumulate portions almost small. There’s consistently leftovers!Eat a acute saladSalads are a absolute starter, but abstain high-fat dressings or oil and vinegar. Your best bet is low-fat bathrobe and skip the tomatoes, raw onions, and oranges, which can activate acerbic reflux.Have some gingerA anniversary aroma that works in abounding dishes (carrots, peas, broccoli, and blooming beans are acceptable choices) is additionally accepted to affluence heartburn.Go for multigrain You can’t go amiss with multigrain rolls or bread. White or blah aliment are both accomplished too, but abstain mac n’ cheese as a ancillary dish, as it can advance to acerbic reflux.Make it bakedYour potato that is. A simple broiled potato sans toppings (limit high-fat adulate and skip the acerb cream) is a bigger best than mashed.Choose ablaze over aphotic meatDark meat tends to accept added fat, which is accepted to activate heartburn. Skip the high-fat gravy too to abstain affliction after on.Drink wisely It’s apparently a acceptable abstraction to skip booze and caffeinated beverages, both accepted annoyance triggers. Mineral baptize may be the best choice.Pick your pieWhen it’s time for dessert, canyon over amber treats, which can agitate up your abdomen acid. Apple pie is a acceptable choice.Take a walkDon’t hit the couch! Although it’s accessible to blooper into a post-meal slumber, save the nap for after in the day. A airing will let your aliment abstract a bit, and back you do sleep, prop up your pillow up 6 to 8 inches to abstain acerbic reflux.

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