Oily foods should be avoided since fried stuff triggers heartburn. Any high fat milkshakes, cheese generously spread on bread, fried rice, biryanis, etc. should be avoided as well. Such foods delay gastric emptying as a result of which they stay longer in the stomach than low fat foods. This results in them flowing up into the oesophagus, which causes heartburn.
Raw onions are known to aggravate heartburn and if suffering from this malady should be avoided. Citrus fruits as well as tomatoes are known to irritate the food pipe which sets off a burning sensation and this is the reason why many people feel uneasy if they gulp down a fresh juice or tomato juice. Garam masala a must in many recipes should be avoided by acidic patients. Alcohol allows the acids in your stomach to be gushed upwards by relaxing the oesophageal orifice. It is advised that we all try our best to stay away from a drink just before going to bed. White bread causes gas bloating and constipation as it contains maida and this triggers heartburn. For those suffering from heart burns, chocolates are a definite no.