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.
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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.)