Heartburn And The Foods To Help Relieve It 

Heartburn And The Foods To Help Relieve It 

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Heartburn is a common symptom of acid reflux and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It occurs when acid backflows from the stomach to the esophagus. The main reason this happens is a malfunction or damage to the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

The main goal for those who suffer from chronic or occasional heartburn is to avoid foods that can loosen the pressure of the LES (such as foods rich in saturated fat) and to exclude highly acidic foods.

Gian Marco Scabardi, Nutritionist at Spoon Guru, has compiled a list of five foods which can help ease heartburn.  

Fish. Low in saturated fat, this high protein food is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which benefit heart, bones and eyes. It’s important to avoid lemon or heavy seasonings as this may lead to heartburn issues.

Oatmeal. Good breakfast option as it can be consumed with skimmed or semi skimmed milk. Oatmeal is very high in fibre and is a decent source of protein. To mention some health benefits, this cereal helps regulating blood sugar and lowering cholesterol level. It is important to avoid acidic fruits as topping such as strawberries and blueberries.

Almonds. Good source of fiber, protein and loaded with antioxidants. Almonds unlike other nuts are generally more alkaline and are rich in monounsaturated fats which don’t cause any heartburn effect.

Spinach. Plant rich in calcium (increasing bone health) and high alkaline helps the stomach to reduce acidity levels. Easy to include in recipes or smoothies as this is a very versatile ingredient. 

Bananas. Alkaline, good source of fiber and of vitamin B6. Bananas are known to promote digestive regularity and its sugar content is far better than any other processed substitute bars which may contain acidifying ingredients.

 About Spoon Guru

Spoon Guru is a free consumer iOS and Android app to help consumers with food allergies or following specific dietary needs.

Consumers select from 120+ dietary tags —offering the broadest coverage of dietary profiles across the market—to establish what intolerances they have (gluten, eggs, nuts, sulphites etc.), and/or lifestyle diet categories they follow (vegan, low carb, paleo,  etc.). Spoon Guru addresses single and multiple user food requirements; a typical Spoon guru user selects 3.3 food preferences on average.

Using a unique combination of AI, machine learning, nutritionist expertise and consumer insights, the savvy search engine delivers hundreds of thousands of food products relevant to the individual, along with 1000s of tailored recipes. Whatever the individual food requirements may be, Spoon Guru finds food for every body. When shopping, the app’s powerful barcode scanner reads a product barcode to identify what the consumer can and cannot eat, making accurate grocery shopping enjoyable instead of a chore. The same search process has created tens of thousands of recipes.

Learn more at www.Spoon.Guru/USA.

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