Dealing With Holiday Heartburn

The holidays can be a tough time for many people. If you struggle with heartburn, here are some helpful suggestions from Dole.

If you are one of the 15 million people that the American Gastrointestinal Society estimate experience heartburn, or if you’re prone to “holiday heartburn”, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Keep meals small – don’t try to finish leftovers, put them away for another meal!
  • Avoid fatty foods, alcohol and coffee.
  • Avoid peppermint- even though it may be a holiday favorite!
  • Leave plenty of time between sleeping and eating (don’t lay down right after a meal).
  • Lastly, as this study suggests, you may consider moving towards a predominantly plant based- Mediterranean style diet.

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