When eating at an Italian restaurant, what should you avoid if you suffer from heartburn?
BY: Jane Shiyen ChouRich, heavy desserts, such as tiramisu or cheesecake, are more likely to trigger heartburn. Other no-nos for heartburn sufferers include heavy tomato or cream sauces, double cheese on pizza, sausage and pepperoni, and oil-based salad dressings. Instead, choose dishes with little or no cheese, pasta “en brodo” (which is a light broth-type sauce), minestrone (vegetable) or pasta fagioli (macaroni and bean) soups, veal or chicken in a light mushroom sauce, vegetable side dishes without too much garlic or olive oil, and biscotti for dessert.
Jane Shiyen Chou, managing editor of Live Right Live Well, has more than 20 years of experience editing and writing for national consumer magazines and Web sites. She specializes in health, nutrition, fitness and parenting, and was a former editor at Family Circle, Redbook, Baby Talk, Child and McCall's magazines.