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14 Best and Worst Foods for Digestion

Here are the foods you should eat to soothe your tummy and keep your digestive tract running smoothly.
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Chili peppers

Worst

This staple of spicy cuisine can irritate the esophagus and lead to heartburn pain.

This can be a particular problem for people with irritable bowel syndrome or those who already suffer from chronic heartburn, says Tim McCashland, MD, a gastroenterologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha.

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