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Heartburn: Trick after Christmas lunch can avoid a painful flare-up

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A nutritionist advised one measure Britons can take on Christmas Day to prevent heartburn. Rosie Millen is a nutritionist for the gut health brand Bio-Kult.

What is heartburn?

Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, when acid from the stomach moves from the stomach up to the throat.

It can cause a burning feeling in the chest, which is very unpleasant.

Some foods or drinks make it worse, including alcohol and fatty foods.

If it keeps coming back you should see your GP. You may be suffering from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

Rosie also listed the food to avoid to prevent bloating over Christmas. 

She said: “Wheat is one of the main foods to watch out for.”

Rosie also suggested avoiding dairy and fizzy drinks to reduce bloating and gas.

She said: “This includes beer, as the yeast in beer can often cause bloating in the gut.”



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