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Which foods cause heartburn?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics

Heartburn can be triggered by many factors but food is a major contributor. Here are some of the most common food triggers:

  • Spicy foods
  • Fatty foods
  • Highly acidic foods like citrus juice and tomato sauce
  • Onions
  • Mint
  • Chocolate
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Alcohol

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