Do Not Even Try to Eat Spicy Foods
Certain spices and spicy foods, such as pepper, jalapeños, and chili peppers, are tolerable in minuscule amounts. However, it is not wise to make eating food items similar to those mentioned a habitual part of your diet. Spicy food directly triggers acid reflux, and can cause severe symptoms to surface.
Why do spicy foods trigger GERD?
- Spicy foods relax the lower esophageal sphincter muscle, allowing acid to enter the esophagus.
- Spicy foods increase your risk of heartburn immensely.