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Chocolate And Acid Reflux: What’s The Link?


It is very common to experience occasional acid reflux. Most people find that certain foods trigger symptoms more than others. One possible culprit is chocolate.

Sometimes, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which keeps the contents of the stomach in place, releases stomach acid back into the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food directly into the stomach.

The partially digested food and stomach acid irritate the esophagus, which creates a burning sensation in the chest.

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