Question by Cat Lover: Are Vegitarians less likely to get heartburn?
I get moderate heartburn quite often. Its something that runs in the family, no doubt, but it seems that my heartburn is aggravated more frequently when I eat red meats. (hamburgers, bacon, steak ect.) And less likely when I eat chicken or fish, or no meats at all.
I have considered a light vegetarian diet for a while now, but have never totally commited myself to it. But after this most recent bout with my heartburn, I’ve really began to wonder, are Vegetarians less likely to experience heartburn?
If so, it seems a great idea to switch over. Relief from this burning would greatly benefit not only my health, but also my joy into enjoying foods again. lol.
I’d love to gather some insight on this from both Vegans and some vegitarians who still consume dairy products. Thanks so very much for your help.
Answer by Cyprus
If the meats are causing the heartburn you should definitely avoid them. There are vegetarian foods that can also cause heartburn, you just need to find out what you can and can not eat.
I am totally in favor of you switching as much as possible to a vegetarian diet though. If you can’t do it 100%, eating a 50% vegetarian diet is still a good start.
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