Foods and beverages that can cause Heartburn:
  • Alcohol can relax the lower esophageal sphincter
  • Coffee and orange or other acidic juices are some of the beverages that can
    worsen or trigger heartburn
  • Fatty foods, fried foods, and some acidic foods (oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes) as
    well as spicy foods can cause heartburn

Every person reacts somewhat differently to specific food groups. To track what foods
worsen your symptoms, keep a food journal. In this journal, you should keep track of
what you eat, the time you ate, any activity that worsened or made the heartburn better,
and indicate which days you have heartburn symptoms. Over time, you will be able to
correlate the offending foods with heartburn events. Print this and take this with you
to your next doctor’s appointment to discuss possible causes of heartburn you may be experiencing.