Just when you think the holiday season is over, another is just around the corner. Yes I am referring to the 2016 Chinese New Year which is less than one month away! It’s one of the times of the year when you can really let yourself go and eat all the food (especially cookies, prawn crackers and bak kwa!) and drink all the soda you want without getting nagged by your mom.
In fact, get ready for an earful if you do not finish the meal she arduously prepared for the family. It’s actually an appreciation for all her effort you know?
Since I relocated to KL from Penang about 10 years ago, I rarely had the chance to eat my mom’s cooking. One of my favorite dishes that she does oh so well is Pork Ribs Curry, usually in the weekends and we would enjoy it with roti canai instead of rice.
It’s awesomely delicious and we will mop up every last drop of the curry. Whenever I return for a visit, she will try to cook if she could because she knows I love it.
But having so many kinds of food in such a short period of time may cause indigestion. Worse still, you may even experience heartburn due to the combination of high fat, acidic, deep-fried and spicy foods in a single meal. Heartburn is also known as acid reflux, a common condition that affects a lot of people without them knowing it.
Although a heartburn feels different from person to person, the general symptoms are feeling a burning sensation in the back of the throat and chest area, and some may also experience a bitter or acidic taste of the throat and feeling of sickness which could last for a few minutes, up to several hours. The best way to prevent a heartburn is to avoid eating foods that may trigger it, but that’d definitely dampen your CNY mood.
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Posted by Gaviscon Malaysia on Tuesday, 5 January 2016
A fast and efficient way to provide complete relief from heartburn and indigestion is to take Gaviscon right away at the first sign of the symptoms mentioned earlier.
How Gaviscon works is that it forms a protective foam barrier on top of the stomach contents soon after it has made contact with the stomach acid. This strong physical barrier helps to keep the contents in the stomach where they belong, and not travel upwards the food pipe where it hurts you.
Now that you know how Gaviscon can provide you with fast-acting, long-lasting heartburn and indigestion relief, why not take part in their “Eat Well, Digest Well” photo contest happening throughout the festive season from 1st Jan to 29th Feb 2016?
You stand to win the Grand Prize of Ang Pow worth RM2,288 (3 up for grabs) and weekly prizes of Ang Pow worth RM188 x 3 (for 6 consecutive weeks). That’s a whopping RM10,000 worth of ang pows in total!
The contest is simple and real easy peesy, so much so that you’d be kicking yourself if you don’t participate in it. As long as you have a smartphone, an Instagram account and Internet connection, you are already eligible for this awesome contest! If you don’t have an Instagram account, don’t worry because you can send your entry via email too!
Don’t wait and submit as many entries as you can starting from today! For those who have made it this far, here’s a couple of tips: use CNY food photos that matches your personal style, and try to make the food appear as appealing as possible. All of these will contribute to your chances of winning! Lastly, check out Gaviscon Malaysia’s Facebook page, website and Instagram for more information on their range of products.
Here’s a quick recap of the contest details. Prizes:
– Grand Prize: Ang Pow worth RM2,288 x 3
– Weekly Prizes: Ang Pow worth RM188 x 3 (for 6 consecutive weeks)
– Contest period: 1st January 2016 – 29th February 2016