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  • Does coconut water help acid reflux? How about coconut oil

    Coconut and coconut oil
    Some experts say coconut is a supefood and should be a part of every healthy diet, others are more skeptic because of its high fat content. Read our article to find out whether it is safe to consume coconut or not!
  • Is yogurt good for acid reflux?

    Low-sugar, low-fat yogurt with probiotics is a great heartburn remedy. It helps digestion and soothes acid reflux symptoms. Might be suitable for people with lactose intolerance.

    For maximum benefits, consume it daily along or after meals.

  • Chest & stomach pain after eating popcorn

    Plain popcorn is considered to be a healthy snack, low in calories, good for your stomach.

    However, the toppings are usually full of fat, sugar, or salt, which make popcorn quite unhealthy.

    If you want to eat popcorn, your best bet is homemade organic popcorn with healthy toppings

  • Chest pain after drinking smoothies and milkshakes

    If using the right components, both smoothies and milkshakes should be safe to consume. They can even help with chest pain.

    However, it is easy to add too much fat or sugar to a smoothie or a milkshake. In such cases, they might indeed trigger chest pain.

  • Does water help acid reflux? Can it cause heartburn?

    Glass of water

    Depending on the way you drink it, water can be both good and bad for acid reflux.

    Drinking small sips while eating might help clear out the esophagus, however, drinking a large amount will fill your stomach fast which aggravates heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms.

  • Can antibiotics cause heartburn? – Chest pain after taking antibiotics

    Antibiotics have an adverse effect on the gut flora. This can lead to heartburn if you are prone to acid reflux.

    Certain types of antibiotics are known to have side effects that can cause heart issues.

    Read our article to learn more about why antibiotics can cause heartburn or chest pain, and what you can do about it!

  • Is buttermilk good for acid reflux?

    Thanks to its probiotic bacterias, buttermilk is often used to relieve heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms.

    Besides helping acid reflux, it has many other health benefits. A cup of buttermilk daily can could be part of any healthy diet.

  • Are mushrooms good for acid reflux?

    Even though mushrooms are slightly acidic and hard to digest, they are considered to be neutral for acid reflux.

    If you are prone to reflux, make sure you cook them well and try to avoid other hard-to-digest foods, like red meat.

  • Can salt cause heartburn?

    Studies show that people who consume too much salt are more likely to develop acid reflux. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that salt causes acid reflux or heartburn.

    These people my eat such foods – like greasy foods, red meats, pizza, fast foods, etc. – that would trigger heartburn even without the salt.

  • Can acid reflux cause excess saliva? What is a water brash?

    Excess saliva

    Producing too much saliva is indeed one of the symptoms of acid reflux. A small increase in saliva production after eating is normal.

    However if you feel you are producing too much saliva, especially if you experience heartburn or other typical reflux symptoms, acid reflux might be the cause.