Heartburn and Reflux For Dummies
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One way to avoid reflux is to keep away from foods that may trigger it. According to the NBHA (National Heartburn Alliance), the following spices are more likely to cause heartburn than others:

  • Chili powder

  • Cloves

  • Curry powder

  • Garlic, fresh

  • Mint

  • Mustard seed

  • Nutmeg

  • Pepper — black, red (hot), white

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Carol Ann Rinzler writes a nutrition column for the New York Daily News and has authored more than 20 books.

Ken DeVault, MD, is coauthor of the American College of Gastroenterology's official guideline statements on the diagnosis and treatment of GERD.

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