11 Foods That Ease Heartburn (Slideshow)

There’s no need to suffer when you have these around

Raw Vegetables

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Just about every green or root vegetable is great for heartburn. Celery, for example, is a great appetite suppressant and is a great source of roughage, which keeps things moving. 

Whole Grains

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Whole grain foods contain loads of fiber, which eases heartburn because it keeps foods moving through your digestive tract. 

Beans

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Beans are also full of fiber. 

Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is ideal for those who suffer from heartburn because it’s filling and has essentially no acid. 

Ginger

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Ginger is great for acid reflux: it’s an anti-inflammatory and has also been used for thousands of years to treat gastrointestinal issues. 

Melon

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Melon, including honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon, is an ideal food for those looking to keep heartburn at bay. 

Bananas

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Another low-acid fruit, they’re also a good choice. 

Salad

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Salads are loaded with green goodness and are a great source of roughage. You’d be hard-pressed to meet someone who got heartburn after eating a salad; just make sure that it’s not loaded up with cheese and oily dressing. 

Pretzels

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Pretzels and other dry foods like crackers and plain toast are also great for those suffering from heartburn. The digestive process stirs up a lot of stomach acid, and these foods can actually help reduce it by soaking it up. 

Fennel

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Fennel improves stomach function and has a very low acid level, so it’s great to incorporate into your diet and use to keep heartburn down. 

Parsley

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Parsley has been used to settle stomachs and aid digestion for thousands of years, and can work wonders on heartburn.