signs you need to slow down

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You get heartburn after every power meal.
When we feel stressed and pressed for time, we tend to quickly gulp down our food and kick up our caffeine consumption—both habits are classic triggers for indigestion and heartburn. Caffeine (along with cigarettes and alcohol) can relax the muscle connecting the esophagus with the stomach, allowing acid to painfully splash or trickle up into the food pipe. Eating too quickly (especially citrus fruits, tomatoes, fatty foods or chocolate) is also known to cause that unpleasant burning sensation. In times of extreme stress, watch your drink orders, try to take well-paced bites, and if you know you're going to be working really late, have dinner at your desk instead of holding off until you get home, because lying down after a meal makes digesting more difficult.
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