How many of you feel this nagging burning sensation in your chest after a hearty festive meal? Commonly known as heartburn, it makes you feel so uncomfortable that the acid reflux kills the complete joy of any celebratory meal. Well, how can you avoid it this Christmas (and New Year)? Well, simply by choosing to eat certain food items over others.

We know foods like coffee, chocolate, citrus fruits, tomatoes and wine make heart burn worse but there are foods that can help your heartburn better.
According to experts, eating foods that are low in acid is the best trick to go about celebrating Christmas. For example, the staple Christmas food, turkey and chicken are comparatively low in acid and they are best consumed after baking or grilling (or better steamed).
Avoid eating the skin as it could trigger heartburn.
Green vegetables are also great to avoid heartburn - spinach, broccoli, green beans are also low in acid.

Another good side dish is bread, however, ensure that you have whole grain bread.

Those of you who choose to lie down after suffering from heartburn and acid reflux only worsen their symptoms - since it tends to travel up your throat.

Moreover, opting for smaller meals is advised. Those who are obese are also more prone to acid reflux - so work on your weight.

Consult a physician if your heartburn keeps coming back.