Simple Swaps for a Heartburn-Free Tailgate

If you're really craving tailgate fare, try these swaps to keep GERD at bay.

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If you want chips and salsa...

Opt for pretzels or baked chips and bean dip. High-fat foods (like potato chips) slow down digestion, allowing food to sit in the stomach longer and making it easier for acid to move into your esophagus. Instead, choose low-fat pretzels with less acidic bean dip—just be sure to go easy on the garlic, onions, and oil.

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