Heartburn occurs when stomach acid seeps out of your stomach and moves up into the esophagus, your swallowing tube. That''s probably from the caffeine. Caffeine relaxes the LES. Often, a cup is fine but several cups a day could trigger heartburn. The amount of caffeine in coffee varies by brand. It''s the caffeine in chocolate that''s why a fatty diet can cause short-term heartburn and also lead to long-term heartburn.
Many foods have peppermint added to them as a flavoring. It''re going to drink, always do so in moderation.
8. Spicy Foods
Spicy foods round out the list of frequent heartburn culprits. Common examples are foods made with paprika, vinegar, jalapeno pepper, and chili. But, lots of foods are spicy, and a dish that gives some people heartburn may not affect you at all. Keep a log of how you feel after eating different spicy foods to find what causes problems for you. Also, remember that eating smaller meals and staying upright for three hours after eating can take the edge off many heartburn-causing foods.