With most people, acidity occurs when they cannot digest the food properly or when their stomach produces too less acid to digest the food. When the fluid from the stomach pushes itself upward into the esophagus, it causes heartburn. Controlling heartburn can be quite a task unless one controls his diet by taking balanced healthy diet and avoiding spicy foods. There are, however, some proven home remedies that can control acidity and heartburn.
Listed below are just a few:
Almonds are particularly best for digestion because their high oil content neutralizes the stomach acid. Swallow a handful of almonds (about 15-20) and 1/2 an hour later your heartburn is almost gone.
Using Apple Cider Vinegar
Into 1/2 cup of water mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and drink immediately after each meal. It will calm down the stomach and also brings relief from heartburn. Apple cider vinegar is also available in tablet or capsule form.
A slice of apple can settle down acid production and lower the burning sensation. Apples neutralize the stomach acid within 5 minutes. Brae burn or Gala apples work most effectively.
Bananas are natural antacids and can be eaten fresh or dried.
To relieve heartburn, try drinking 1 / 2 cup of chilled buttermilk.. It is also important to add soy and fermented milk regularly to your diet ,as it can correct acid reflux disease..
Ginger can be cooked, added to vegetables and salads, eaten raw, or consumed as ginger tea.
You can combine 1 tbsp. of ginger and fresh lemon juice with 2 tbsp. of honey in 8 oz. of warm water. Drinking it once you feel heartburn will sooth the feeling almost immediately.
A type of licorice called DGL offers soothing relief from heartburn. It defends the stomach and esophagus against the harmful acids.
Licorice is available in large tablets that you put in your mouth and allow the saliva to activate the DGL.
Vegetable juices, like that of celery, raw potato, and cabbage are extremely alkaline and are helpful in neutralizing the stomach acid. Papaya juice contains the digestive enzyme papain, that has a soothing impact on the stomach and aids in digestion.
With a few people, all they have to do is stay hydrated. It will help to wash excess acid that splashes to the esophagus and also improves the general moisture content in the body.
Lastly, including fresh foods, avoiding junk foods, proper exercise and sleep all add to a healthy body free from acidity and other stomach related conditions.