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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honey is a great natural acid reflux remedy for most people. However, its high sugar content makes heartburn worse for some.
Find out more about the various types of honey, which one is best for acid reflux and why honey might have unwanted side effects.