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.
Eat in Moderation
Overeating is one of the primary causes of heartburn. To eat smaller meals, trick your appetite by using smaller 9-inch plates rather than traditional 13-inch dinner plates. A portion of meat or protein should be roughly 3 ounces—think the size of a deck of cards. When it comes to starches, think of a tennis ball, or a fist, which is roughly a cup of pasta or rice. Don't skip meals or starve yourself since this can also lead to overeating. Eat every 3 hours to control appetite and prevent binging. (That includes a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as midmorning and afternoon snack such as an apple or handful of almonds.)