Since heartburn is mainly a digestive problem, the best way to avoid it is
to eat properly. Refrain from eating spicy food. Also avoid eating fast
without chewing the food properly. Avoid too much vinegar, fried
chicken, chocolate, and vegetable salads with too much cabbage, radish,
peppers, and onion. Avoid eating before going to bed. Eat regularly. Do
not eat on large gaps. It is far advisable to eat little every 3 or 4 hours
than eating large meat every 6-7 hours. Drink plenty of water. Do not
drink too much alcohol. And most of all, create a balance diet.
If you are smoking, stop it. Aside from disease caused by cigarette,
smoking after meals increases the chance of heartburn attack.
Before going to bed, make sure you give your body enough time to
digest the food you eat. Your stomach digests the food with the help of
acid. Avoid lying after meal to keep the acid where it should be.
Improper posture is another cause of heartburn. While eating, avoid
slouching on the table. After the meal, keep your back straight and
Relax your stomach by not applying pressure on it. Wear comfortable
underclothes. Tight belts should also be avoided.
Pregnant woman often experiences heartburn by eating over the limit.
Try to eat right amount of food to keep your weight within the limit. This
reduces the risk of severe heartburn.
And of course, there is no better way to avoid heartburn than by keeping
your body in normal shape. Eat right amount of food. Overweight people
are more prone to heartburn attacks. Finally, eat vegetables and fruits
rich in fiber.