Mimosas from 10 Drinks That Trigger Heartburn (Slideshow)

10 Drinks That Trigger Heartburn (Slideshow)

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"Alcohol is noted to cause relaxation of the esophageal sphincter, where it opens up into the stomach,” Dr. Verma tells us. “This sphincter relaxation allows for backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus, thus triggering heartburn and reflux symptoms." Combine this with common heartburn culprit citrus, and you’ve got a recipe for acid reflux .