– If you have heartburn
as your primary complaint whether or not you have
the throat symptoms, there are six other foods
that you need to avoid. Those foods are caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, mint, raw onion and garlic. Coffee and chocolate,
caffeine and chocolate are not acidic. However, they have properties,
scientific properties that cause a loosening of
the lower esophageal muscle and they increase acid
production by the stomach. So if heartburn is your primary complaint avoid those half dozen foods: coffee, chocolate, alcohol, mint, raw onion and garlic. Cooking the onion and garlic takes away its property that loosens the lower esophageal muscle so that it’s safe to have.