Dr. Oz's Best Advice for Beating Heartburn
Heartburn can strike at any time and can decrease your overall quality of life. The good news: You can tame the burn by taking these simple steps.
Bulk Up On Fiber
Consuming more fiber can help reduce heartburn symptoms by aiding the overall gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the colon. Fiber may help absorb and dilute substances such as excess acid in the gut. In one recent study, those who consumed a high-fiber diet were 20 percent less likely to experience heartburn. Aim to eat 25 grams of dietary fiber per day. (Most Americans are only getting 10-15 grams per day.) Good sources of fiber-rich grains include oatmeal, barley and brown rice. Fiber-packed fruits and veggies include pears, raspberries, asparagus, broccoli and sweet potatoes, to name a few.