(HealthDay News) — That burning, uncomfortable feeling in the chest after a big meal, lying down or eating certain foods is known as heartburn. Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians says the following foods can trigger or aggravate heartburn:
- Coffee and other products with caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol.
- Citrus fruits, onions and chocolate.
- Tomato-based foods.
- Peppermints and other mint-flavored products.
- Fattening or spicy foods.
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