Natural Remedies For Heartburn
Heartburn is experienced as a burning sensation in the central chest or upper central abdomen. Heartburn can also be referred to as acid indigestion. it occurs when gastric acid and other liquids in your stomach is regurgitated into the oesophagus.
The acid in the stomach is not the only acid that plays a role in experiencing heartburn, other natural acids in food we take such as vegetables, fruits and liquids we drink also have effect in experiencing heartburn.
The symptoms are easy to detect as well: a burning pain in your chest that worsens when you lie down or bend over. The usual culprits are spicy or fried foods, as well as caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol. If this keeps happening, drugs aren’t your only option. There are foods and beverages you can reach for that will work wonders to help soothe your discomfort by neutralizing the acid in whatever you’ve just eaten.
Below are List of natural remedies that help reduce heartburn
1. Melons and bananas. While most fruits have a high acid content, these don’t. Bananas are always handy as a snack food. All sorts of melons are good, like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Bananas which is a naturally low-acid fruit is a smart food to reach for if you’re feeling the symptoms of heartburn. A nice soft banana will help relieve discomfort because it will stick to the irritated esophagus lining
2. Oatmeal. It’s a great way to start your day, just about the best breakfast and any time of day snack recommended by The Reflux Diet. Oatmeal doesn’t cause reflux, it’s filling, and it has lots of healthy fiber. Even instant oatmeal with raisins is “legal” because the oatmeal absorbs the acidity of the raisins.
3. Almond milk. You’ll start your day off with fewer digestive issues if you blend an almond milk smoothie for breakfast. If you tend to have heartburn, almond milk is a great balancer. It’s alkaline therefore it helps neutralize acidic foods. To make a filling smoothie that tastes great, try blending together 1 cup of strawberries, 1 frozen banana to make it creamy, one 1 of unsweetened almond milk and 1 cup of spinach.”
4. Bread. Choose whole grain. it will be the first ingredient on the label which is made with unprocessed grains. Other healthy sounding breads like wheat, whole-wheat, or 7-grain may be made with refined grains, which are stripped of natural fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients.
5. Green veggies. Broccoli, asparagus, green beans, celery, and cauliflower are all low in acid. It may seem unappealing to reach for a salad if you have heartburn, but that bowl of chopped romaine lettuce can work wonders to end a bad bout of pain. When people say they get heartburn from vegetables, it’s usually because of the cream-based dressing or cheese in a salad. A bowl of steamed vegetables or chopped greens with lemon juice or a touch of olive oil will be less irritating because veggies are low in fat. High-fat foods, by contrast, slow down stomach emptying and can precipitate reflux.
Veggies like broccoli, asparagus, green beans, celery, and cauliflower are all low in acid. This makes them soothing to the esophageal lining.
Tip: be sure to season them with non-acidic spices such as basil and oregano. Avoid acidic spices like chili powder and black pepper.
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