8. Onions, mints, citrus fruit juice and tomatoes: Heartburn & indigestion
Onions, mints, citrus fruit juice, and tomatoes have little in common, except they can seriously irritate the tissue in your esophagus and stomach, causing heartburn and indigestion, according to research from The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Onions and mints relax your lower esophageal sphincter (which keeps the opening between your stomach and esophagus closed), while citrus fruits and tomatoes directly irritate the tissue lining your esophagus and stomach. Try cooking these vegetables, avoiding mints, and consuming citrus fruits whole; juice lacks the fibers and protective substances inherent to whole fruit.
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