Dr. Joseph Salhab, a gastroenterologist and acid reflux specialist with over 740,000 TikTok followers, revealed a non-medical remedy for heartburn: eating a banana. He discovered this method after experiencing severe heartburn following a spicy meal and finding no relief from over-the-counter medications. Bananas, with their low acidity and high alkaline properties, can soothe the irritated esophagus lining, providing quick relief from heartburn symptoms.
Dr. Salhab also recommends other low-acid foods like almonds, broccoli, and kale as part of a treatment plan for acid reflux and heartburn. This approach aligns with the growing trend of using food as a natural, side-effect-free alternative to traditional medication.