You just had a spicy dish and you feel completely awful. It is most likely heartburn, which happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus.
The symptoms are, a burning pain in your chest that worsens when you lie down or bend over. The usual culprits of heartburns are spicy or fried foods, caffeine and alcohol. There are foods and beverages that can work wonders to help pacify your discomfort by neutralizing the acid in whatever you have eaten. Here are specific foods recommended by ZevA Dieticians, which you can incorporate into your diet to manage symptoms of heartburn.
Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties, and is a natural treatment for heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems. You can add grated ginger to your recipes and smoothies. Drinking ginger tea can also ease symptoms.
Banana is a low-acid fruit and a smart food to reach for if you are feeling the symptoms of heartburn. It is always handy as a snack.
Oatmeal is a great way to start your day and an excellent source of fiber. Oatmeal can absorb acid in the stomach and reduce symptoms of heartburn. Other fiber options are whole-grain breads and whole-grain rice.
Vegetables are naturally low in fat and sugar and help reduce stomach acid. Good options to include in your diet are green beans, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, leafy greens and cucumbers.
Non-citrus fruits like melons, apples, and pears can reduce the symptoms of heartburn.