Certain foods and activities can weaken the muscle located in the lower part of the esophagus, allowing stomach acid to splash up into it. This can cause heartburn and chest discomfort, creating a condition called acid reflux. If this ratio worsens, it can develop into GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
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Foods to Avoid
Coffee (caffeinated and decaffeinated) has been shown to weaken the muscle of the lower sphincter. Other foods to avoid include fatty or fried foods, milk (4 percent), chocolate, peppermint, spearmint, citrus fruits and juices, caffeinated beverages, and spicy or acidic foods.
Vegetables and fruits are part of a healthy diet, even more so in the case of acid reflux. However, they must be as fresh and natural as possible. Low-fat meats such as chicken, fish and turkey are also recommended lowering the acid reflux.
Activities to avoid
chewing gum increases the amount of swallowed air, which leads to frequent belching, giving gastric acid opportunity to splash into the esophagus. Also, lying down immediately after eating, wearing tight clothes and eating in large amounts increases the chances of acid reflux.