>>Here are the AARP Top Tips to fight off acid reflux. [TOP TIPS: 5 BEST FOODS TO STAVE OFF ACID REFLUX] Maybe you’ve got heartburn or chronic indigestion. That burning chest pain happens when stomach acid flows up your esophagus. Here are five foods that can help. Bananas. They coat your esophagus and help keep acid from irritating it. They’ve also got fiber, like pectin, which helps move food through your system. Melons. A low-acid or -alkaline fruit, melons won’t fire up your stomach like citrus fruits might. They also contain magnesium, one of the ingredients commonly found in medicines for acid reflux. Oatmeal. It’s all about the fiber, which promotes intestinal health and makes you feel full, so you’re less likely to overeat. Enjoy it with low-fat or almond milk for a healthy and acid-fighting alkaline option. Low-fat yogurt. Like bananas, yogurt soothes your stomach. It’s also a great source of protein and helps your digestion. Green vegetables. Asparagus, spinach, kale and brussels sprouts are among the highest alkaline food you’ll find. They may neutralize the acid in your stomach. Or eat some soothing avocados for a healthy fat that will also cool the burn. For more tips to stay fit, visit www.aarp.org/health.