Sunday, April 7, 2013

Heartburn Trigger: Chocolate

Chocolate contains stimulants similar to caffeine, and caffeine can be a heartburn trigger. But if you can't bear the thought of giving up chocolate, see if cutting back helps you avoid heartburn. Watch your portion size, too; maybe you can handle a nibble. And keep the big picture in mind -- is that chocolate coming at the end of a fatty feast? Are you eating it by itself on an empty stomach? In short, what other heartburn triggers may be at play?

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