Looking forward to some big feasts this season? Here are a few ways to avoid heartburn:
Eat slowly and chew thoughtfully.
Wear loose clothing. Loosen your belt to prevent pressure on your stomach.
Avoid overeating. Fill your plate only once, with a reasonable amount of food.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks, chocolate, fatty or fried foods, mint, tomatoes, and spicy foods.
Avoid bending over just after the meal.
Take a walk or undertake some other light exercise an hour or two after eating.
Wait at least 3 hours before lying down. Before you fall asleep, elevate your head with an extra pillow.
For heartburn, take a teaspoon of carbonate of soda dissolved in sweetened water.