Heartburn

Am I eating to prevent heartburn?

Are you eating optimally to prevent heartburn / indigestion? Take this quiz and find out.

How many meals (including snacks) do you eat daily?



Do you drink liquids:



Do you eat gas-forming foods (e.g. cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, dried beans; gassy cold drinks):



Do you usually drink alcohol:



Do you drink tea, coffee, cola beverages, chocolate, cocoa or other caffeine-containing beverages:



Do you eat spicy foods (including chilli, curry, cured or smoked food, pickles, vinegar etc.):



Do you eat fried and fatty foods (including take-aways):



Do you chew gum?


Do you lie down within 2 hours after eating?


Do you smoke?


Are most of your meals eaten when in a hurry?


Do you eat peppermints:


Ask the Expert

Heartburn expert

Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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