Tomatoes are a very nutritious food as they contain many vitamins and minerals but they not only belong to the nightshade family but their sour taste, as well as their highly acidic quality, aggravates Pitta* the bioenergy related to the element of fire. This may aggravate the symptoms related to Acid Reflux Heartburn and even GERD.
*Ayurveda is one of the oldest health systems in the world which originated in India more than 5000 years ago. Also known as the sister of Yoga, Ayurveda believes that most diseases originate with imbalances in the digestive system. Ayurveda believes that there are three bio-energies ie Vata ( Air and Ether Elements), Pitta ( Fire and Water ), and Kapha ( Earth and Water) within the body and their balance or imbalance determines the state of good or ill health.