7 Simple Natural Remedies for Symptoms of Heartburn & Acid Reflux

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heartburn or acid reflux is a common condition it affects many people

it occurs when acid which normally resides in the stomach escapes back into the esophagus or as it’s commonly known the food pipe because the esophagus is not as well protected is the stomach

the acid can irritate the lining which can cause painful symptoms that can last for a few minutes or a few hours the symptoms of heartburn are generally described as a kind of tightening or burning sensation in the back of the throat and chest area usually behind the breastbone some people also experience a bitter or acidic taste in the back of the throat and the feeling of sickness few feelings are worse than the burning and uncomfortable sensation of heartburn and indigestion tend to have similar triggers these include

  • the way you eat

  • the types of food you eat

  • the types of drinks you drink

  • pregnancy

and other known triggers which include stress some medicines being overweight wearing tight clothes it put pressure on your stomach smoking can also encourage acidic production

right now let’s look at the natural remedies for curing heartburn

  1.  eat a banana

bananas are alkaline producing foods that are effective in balancing the pH level in your stomach bananas can also help by coating the stomach lining and the shielding it from painful gastric acid furthermore bananas are rich in potassium essential for absorbing food into the stomach as well as fiber which is important in eliminating harmful toxins include bananas in your everyday diet to prevent acid reflux in sooth heartburn when it happens almonds also work well for the same reasons and the almond smoothie in the morning makes a great way of relieving morning heartburn

  1.  eat less

instead of eating three big meals a day try eating five to six small meals throughout the day smaller meals mean your body is less likely to produce lots of acid which can aggravate your windpipe it will also give you the added fear of losing some weight eating smaller meals will help to stabilize your blood sugar which means you’re less likely to pick it sugary snacks drink plenty of water with your meals to help your stomach break down your food

  1.  sleep on your left

side this may sound too simple or weird but studies such as the one by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine from there acid reflux was aggravated in subjects who slept on their right side whilst those sleeping on their left side experienced a decrease in symptoms the reasons may be unclear but why not give it a try and

  1.  drink tea

made from fresh ginger root a study by the Central Food Technological Research Institute in India found that ginger is more effective at treating acid reflux than standard household acid medicine ginger is an effective natural remedy because the root has enzymes that naturally break down amino acids ginger has the added benefit of being antibacterial antiviral and antibacterial water and fresh peeled or grated ginger root

  1. chew gum

chewing gum can soothe heartburn this is because chewing gum increases your production of saliva an alkaline that helps neutralize the acid chewing gum also encourages you to swallow more often which pushes back the acids that want to come back up from your esophagus

  1. drink apple

cider vinegar and honey apple cider vinegar provides the lower esophagus edit needs to function and the stomach with a milder acidic environment and honey treats the Safa called damage caused by acid reflux and prevents heartburn upset stomach and irritable bowel syndrome the best way to have apple cider vinegar and honey is to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and add a tablespoon of honey mix it well in a cup of warm water and drink this whenever you feel heartburn or drink it daily is a preventative measure

  1. drink baking soda

cocktail sodium bicarbonate or baking soda the high-pitched level and is therefore effective in neutralizing stomach acid and preventing heartburn try mixing a teaspoon of baking soda in a full ounce glass of water and drinking it when you feel that burning sensation finally the best way to prevent heartburn is to avoid the foods that cause it common culprits include coffee chocolate soda alcohol meat dairy spicy foods fried foods and acidic foods instead try to consume stomach soothing foods such as oatmeal which is a great way to start your day it doesn’t cause reflux and it’s filling and there’s lots of healthy fiber bread is also good for you but just choose whole grain rice and couscous these healthy complex carbs are great if you have reflux just when choosing rice go for brown rice which has more fiber green veggies are also great to go for broccoli asparagus green beans celery and cauliflower they are all low in acid lean poultry and meats are also great prepare chicken and turkey grilled boiled or baked or even steamed if you like just remember to remove the skin and don’t fry it potatoes are also great other root vegetables are good too just not onions fish can also be good for you just remember to grill it poach it or bake it these are all good choices just don’t fry it or use fatty sauces egg whites are also fantastic they’re a good source of protein and a low in acid just skip the yolk which is more likely to cause symptoms I hope you have learned something from this video about the natural ways you can help heartburn and if you like this video please give it the thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to my subscribe to my newsletter thanks  and bye for now

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