I love canned fish - tuna, sardines, salmon. But whenever I eat it I can get heartburn. Just wondering if anyone has the same experience.
It is interesting also to discuss why this might happen. BPA? Oxidized PUFA?
Adding a bit more info:
This does not happen with raw, salted or fried fish. But canned fish, no matter brine or olive gives me heartburn.
I usually eat a can ~100 grams just by itself or put it in soup. Heartburn doesn't happen when I eat same amount of beef in one sitting.
asked bymanul (259)
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on December 10, 2012
at 04:25 AM
I've never had this happen. More info would help.
Does this happen with frozen/fresh fish?
What do you eat them with? On its own? With a salad?
What is it packed in? Soybean oil, water, tomato sauce, mustard sauce, etc.
I doubt it is BPA if you are experiencing short-term effects.
on June 05, 2015
at 05:08 AM
Same exact thing happens to me. I like the idea of PUFAs oxidizing in the high temp canning process. Not sure why though. Worst when I'm already having a heartburn flare up.
on March 04, 2014
at 05:37 AM
This happens to me too. I get heartburn very easily from a lot of different things, but high fat is a definite trigger. One of the foods that causes heartburn for me is fish oil and oily fish. I would really like to understand why this happens.
I just had a SIBO test. I don't know the results yet, but some people think that SIBO can cause reflux. There are others who think low stomach acid is the cause too. I recently had a stomach acid test and although I do have low stomach acid it is not that low. There was a guy getting tested at the same time as me and he produced no stomach acid when challenged. I don't respond well to betaine HCL. I think I have issues digesting fats.