The lining of the stomach secretes acids that are used to help digest foods. The acid becomes concentrated if you do not eat for long periods. Obesity, coffee, cirtus drinks, alcohol and even some meds can cause heartburn. Even minty toothpaste can cause heartburn. You can reduce heartburn by losing weight & watching your diet closely to remove the foods that trigger heartburn.
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Excessive salt causes a loss of potassium and can lead to a drop in blood sugar. Salt can cause High blood pressure, water retention, heartburn. The obese can easily lose five to ten pounds in a few days by cutting out the salt
Foods high in sodium are:soy sauce, bread, anchovies, most canned vegetables, shrimp, scallops,lobster Worcestershire sauce, cereal, caviar, beets baking powder, cake, herring, sauerkraut baking soda, potato chips, lobster, bouillon cubes, pretzels, sardines, popcorn shrimp
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