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10 Foods That Stop Heartburn

Heartburn or acid reflux happens when the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus becomes weaker, allowing the acid in the stomach to reach the esophagus. Consuming some foods may trigger discomfort and pain caused by heartburn, particularly when you are sensitive to specific flavors, textures, or ingredients. However, some other products may reduce the risk of related symptoms. Below is a list of 10 foods that can help stop heartburn.


Oatmeal is one of the most favorite whole grains for breakfast. It is a great source of protein, carbs, and fiber. Studies have shown that consuming this food may be linked with a reduced risk of heartburn. The effect could be attributed to the fact that fiber in oatmeal can help reduce acid levels in the stomach. In general, fiber is able to absorb and lower the acid that accumulates and triggers symptoms of heartburn. Since people often add different ingredients to oatmeal, make sure to find out whether added ingredients may cause discomforts, such as garlic or tomato.  [1]