No Time for Heartburn

Heartburn-Easing Foods That Fight GERD

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), how you eat is almost as important as what you eat. That means slow it down, no late-night snacks, and don't hit the hay right after meals. But choosing food wisely is also key.

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Fresh ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory and is an age-old remedy for stomach problems of all kinds. You can get your daily dose—2 to 4 grams (more than that can actually cause heartburn)—by steeping ginger in hot water to make tea, chewing a piece of ginger, or using ginger generously when you cook.

Try these recipes:

Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger Soup
Chewy Ginger Cookies
Braised Lamb Stew with Ginger
Ginger Pecan Muffins
Mango-Ginger-Strawberry Smoothie

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