Have you ever finished eating your favorite spicy or acidic meal and suddenly…heartburn. Despite the name, your heart is actually not the area giving you discomfort, it is actually pain in your esophagus. Your esophagus is the tube that carries food to your stomach, and the acids from your food are what’s causing the burning feeling.
Acid reflux is another term to describe this feeling when the acid inside the stomach come back up and cause a burning feeling in your chest. To prevent heartburn from happening its good not to lie down directly after eating a meal. Try not eating anything two or three hours before bedtime, eat smaller meals, and lastly a good tip is don’t smoke. Smoking is bad period. In case you still happen to get heartburn, it’s usually not a very serious condition. It can be moderated by proper eating, or medication or remedies for heartburn. Here are a few you can make and try at home.
Bananas are a natural antacid and great for heartburn.
Water is an essential healer for a lot of things. In the case of heart burn you can drink 8 ounce glass of water to bring the acid back down to your stomach according to best health magazine. You can even add a chamomile tea for even faster relief.
Vegetable juice is good for a lot of things including heartburn. You can also eat veggies such as carrots, radishes, celery, basil, cucumbers, and cabbage.
Almonds are good for digestion because of the oil it contains. It usually takes about thirty minutes for it to work.
Apples especially Gala, are great for neutralizing acid in your stomach quickly.
Aloe Vera Juice calms the stomach and gives relief for heartburn. Make sure its aloe Vera that’s used for digestion on not topical use.
Gum or Hard Candy
I guess you’re wondering how gum or candy can relieve heartburn. Well best health magazine says that when you chew gum or suck on candy you create saliva which helps to neutralize the acid in your stomach.
I love baking soda because it has so many different purposes. You can use it for laundry, air freshener, teeth whitener, all the way to cooking. Baking soda is good for heartburn because it neutralizes stomach acid causing less discomfort. Just mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with ½ cup of warm water and add three or four drops of lemon or lime juice. Don’t forget the citric acid because baking soda only won’t work.