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:

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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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