Wine or beer may seem like a peaceful way to conclude the day, but heart palpitations sufferers should avoid it. Dr. Klodas, Step One Foods' creator and CMO, says alcohol is a stimulant.
Another stimulant to watch is caffeine. “Just like alcohol, caffeine is a stimulant,” explains Dr. Klodas. Caffeine comes in various teas, sodas, and chocolate, not just coffee and energy beverages.
Heart palpitations are also affected by diet. Processing foods are a serious concern.
Dr. Klodas advises prudence with these foods. She advises against eating deli meats like ham, bacon, and sausage, which are high in sodium, nitrates, and MSG.
The high antioxidant content of spices is helpful, but the strong heat in some spicy dishes can cause heart palpitations.
Dr. Klodas says eating spicy meals can result in physiological responses that raise heart rates. This heart rate rise may cause palpitations.
Spices, in general, are beneficial in that they usually contain high levels of antioxidants, so avoiding all spices is not necessary.