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Oranges, Mint, Pasta Sauce and Caffeine

Why you shouldn't eat it right now: These are all examples of foods that make your stomach produce acid when you eat them, which may lead to irritation and inflammation of the stomach wall, says Ganjhu. (It's a bigger problem when your stomach is empty, because there's no other food in there to create a buffer between the acids and the stomach lining.) Caffeine can be particularly irritating for people with gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining.

Make it better: Most vegetables don't trigger acid production in the stomach. (They also have a ton of fiber, something that's recommended for those dealing with gastritis.) Try a classic veggie-and-hummus pairing for a filling snack. A lentil or chicken meal is filling and unlikely to upset your stomach, like this incredibly easy roasted chicken recipe.