Beat the Burn

Most people experience it at one time or another – an uncomfortable warm, burning sensation in the chest known as heartburn or acid indigestion. Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart but is caused by stomach acid. It occurs when gastric acids back up into the lower esophagus. Common symptoms include burning in the chest area (usually below or behind the sternum), pain that intensifies when lying down, and sometimes coughing or wheezing.

Over 50 million Americans suffer from frequent heartburn (occurring 2 to 3 times a week). Heartburn can strike at any time and can interfere with sleep, daily activities such as work and exercise, and decrease your overall quality of life. It’s up to you to make these simple changes and say goodbye to heartburn. Learn how to beat the burn with these steps.


Soothe With Fiber

Soothe With Fiber
Consuming more fiber can help reduce heartburn symptoms by aiding the overall gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the colon. Fiber may help absorb and dilute substances such as excess acid in the gut. In one recent study, those who consumed a high-fiber diet were 20% less likely to experience heartburn. Aim to eat 25 grams of dietary fiber per day. (Most Americans are only getting 10-15 grams per day.) Good sources of fiber-rich grains include oatmeal, barley and brown rice. Fiber-packed fruits and veggies include pears, raspberries, asparagus, broccoli and sweet potatoes, to name a few.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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