Thursday, July 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:38:38 GMT
The Evansville Police Department says a man is arrested after an attempted robbery early Tuesday morning. EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob aMore >>
EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob a customer at a west side gas station.
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:16:48 GMT
One of Hinds County's Most Wanted is in custody. Forty-eight year old Daisy Lee Shannon was arrested on a tip following our Most Wanted segment on the Wednesday 6 p.m. report of WLBT News.Shannon, whoMore >>
One of Hinds County's Most Wanted is in custody. Forty-eight year old Daisy Lee Shannon was arrested on a tip following our Most Wanted segment on the Wednesday 6 p.m. report of WLBT News.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:45:13 GMT
Jasper County authorities have found the body of a man missing since last weekend. Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-upMore >>
Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-up truck in a wooded area off Highway 11 in Vossburg.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:21:06 GMT
Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m.,More >>
Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the corner of High School Road and Hwy. 57 near Leakesville.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:09 GMT
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months. The man was unaware that she was slowly gaining his confidence in orderMore >>
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months.More >>
Pass on the fried food. Skip the spicy stuff. Cut out the alcohol and caffeine. As anyone who suffers from heartburn can tell you, there's no shortage of advice on the foods and beverages that should be avoided.
Fortunately, it's not all gloom and doom. In fact, some foods and beverages can actually help heartburn pain, easing your symptoms, says Jeannie Gazzaniga-Moloo, who holds a doctorate in nutrition epidemiology and is a registered dietitian and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
Instead of focusing on what you can't eat and drink, learn how to choose the right foods and drinks to help prevent or reduce the uncomfortable burning sensation that heartburn sufferers know too well.
Be smart about beverages.
The right fluids can lessen the impact of stomach acids, which are the primary culprits behind the burning sensation. Heartburn occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) -- the valve between the stomach and esophagus -- doesn't close properly. As a result, stomach contents, including the acids involved in digestion, rise back up into the esophagus. When the acid hits the lining of the esophagus, it causes a painful burning feeling in your chest.
"Drinking decaffeinated fluids, like water, helps dilute the acid and digest the food," says Gazzaniga-Moloo. But choose your fluids carefully. Steer clear of drinks that contain caffeine and alcohol, which relax the LES and can trigger heartburn. Some heartburn sufferers are also sensitive to citrus and carbonated beverages. If you're one of them, steer clear of orange juice, carbonated soda, etc. Best bets include beverages like decaf iced tea, some herbal teas (see below), flavored waters, or plain H2O.
Sip herbal tea.
Certain teas appear to have a calming effect on a sensitive stomach. Try finishing your meal with a heartburn-soothing cup of chamomile, ginger, anise and/or lavender tea. But be wary of peppermint; while it may ease flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome, it can aggravate heartburn in some people.
Load up on fiber.
"Eating a diet rich in fiber keeps the gastrointestinal tract moving, so food isn't hanging around in the stomach longer than it needs to," says Gazzaniga-Moloo. And less time in the stomach means less acid is produced.
To get more fiber:
Make fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes the centerpieces of your meals and the stars of your snacks
Toss berries into your morning cereal
Enjoy salads or veggies at lunch and dinner
Sprinkle beans into soups, stews and salads
Snack on raw veggies or a piece of fruit
Switch from refined carbs to whole-grain varieties whenever you eat bread, pasta, rice or cereal
Look for the words "whole grain" at the top of the ingredients list
Nosh on dry foods.
Crackers, pretzels, plain toast, melba toast and other dry foods can provide relief by soaking up stomach acids stirred up during the digestive process. But go easy on high-fat spreads and dips, since fatty foods are slow-to-digest and can aggravate heartburn.
Finally, take the time to eat slowly and really enjoy your meal. Breaking food down while it's still in your mouth will make digestion easier when the food hits your stomach. You'll produce less acid, which in turn means less heartburn.
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