If you are prone to heart palpitations after eating or drinking, there are some foods that you may want to avoid that can trigger palpitations:
- Coffee: Coffee can be a huge heart palpitation trigger. Anything with an intense concentration of caffeine can have this same effect. Try decaf or
- Chocolate: Due to the high levels of caffeine and sugar, too much chocolate can also cause heart palpitations.
- Energy drinks: Energy drinks have an enormous amount of caffeine. Avoid these in favor of tea to help your heart.
- MSG: Some people react to high levels of MSG. Try to avoid foods with MSG.
- Rich foods: Carbohydrate heavy and fat rich foods can also cause heart palpitations. Eating more moderately can help to lessen the impact.
- Alcohol: Avoid alcohol or cut down. Drinking fewer than 2 glasses of alcohol, no more than 4 times a week can help.
- Other things to avoid: Diet pills, decongestants, and some supplements can also cause heart palpitations, so be cautious when using these.
- Fatigue and stress: Fatigue and stress can be factors as well, so make sure to take the time to exercise, unwind, and rest!
Try cutting these things out of your life! You could decrease your heart palpitations.
How to Use This Information:
To learn more about eating a heart healthy diet, schedule an appointment with South Denver Cardiology today to discuss your heart health. To schedule an appointment, call us at 303-744-1065, or visit our website.