Most of us experience Acidity or Acid Reflux often with symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, reflux of stomach juice, heartburn etc. Typically, doctors prescribe antacid to cure this condition but it is not long lasting or permanent solution. here, we will tell you some home remedies to prevent Acidity and heartburn without side effects and for permanent relief of Acidity.
Below is the list of some natural substance which helps to prevent Acidity.
Bananas are beneficial for gut and stomach health due to their high fibre content which enhances the digestion process. Bananas are rich in potassium and increase the production of mucus in the stomach which prevents excess acid formation and also fights the harmful effects of excessive acid production.
Amla in Ayurveda is considered as a Sattvik food which means it is a food that has an overall calming effect on our body, which makes it a natural deterrent for acidity. Amla also contains a rich amount of vitamin C which helps in healing the injured stomach lining and oesophagus. Intake one teaspoon of amla powder daily to prevent those annoying bouts of acidity.
It is natural remedy to treat indigestion. It is also a good source of anti-oxidant and good for heart health. but it is also an important for acidity treatment as it kills he pathogenic microorganism that is a major culprit in causing gastroenteritis.Garlic stimulates the stomach and prevents indigestion.
It contains Gingerols as n active ingredient. Ginger has properties that kills the acidity triggering pylori bacteria, decreases inflammation, minimizes nausea and calms the stomach muscles. It is also used for treatment of Nausea.
It helps to soothe inflamed and damaged stomach lining thus it is very beneficial for heartburns and stomach spasms. It has been used in kitchen since an ancient times.
Mint leaf also called as pudina can help when suffering from indigestion or acidity. they are one of the best coolants available in nature and thus this property makes them reduce the burning and pain that often accompanies acidity and indigestion.
Raw Almonds are those which is simply natural almonds that have not been soaked or tampered with in any way. It is rich in natural oils which soothe and neutralize the acid in the stomach and thus helps to prevents the acidity.
Fruit juice such as pineapple is well known natural remedy to provide relief from acidity and heartburn. Drink a full glass of pineapple juice if you have had a spicy meal and feeling symptoms of acidity. Pineapple juice is helpful to prevent as well as reduce hyper acidity and heartburn. Pineapple also contain substance called bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps controls levels of hydrochloric acid in stomach and works to prevent severe acid reflux.
Leaves of Basil also called Tulsi stimulates our stomach to produce more mucus which in turn helps to relieve heartburn and nausea that often occurs with acidity. Daily Chew 2-3 basil leaves to minimize your stomach acid. Moreover, Tulsi leaves when consumed soothes the inflamed oesophagus and stomach lining caused by excessive stomach acid production. It also have anti-ulcer properties which reduce the effect of gastric acids and curb gas production. Tulsi leaf juice and powder are also used in Ayurvedic medicines for indigestion.
Seeds of fennel having a compound called Anethole which works as a soothing agent for the stomach and prevents spasm and flatulence. It also contains vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber that aids the process of good digestion. Fennel seeds also contains anti-ulcer properties it cools the lining of the stomach and helps in relieving constipation as well. It also come in very handy for tackling indigestion and acidity in pregnant women. Many OTC Brand having fennel seeds as an active ingredient.
It is good source of lactic acid that neutralizes the acidity in the stomach. The lactic acid also soothes the stomach by coating the stomach lining and reducing the irritation and acid reflux symptoms. Buttermilk is a natural probiotic. Probiotics are important for good digestion process and that’s why many doctors recommend probiotic supplements on a regular basis.
It is well known that milk contains a high amount of calcium which makes it a super food for bone health. But do you know that calcium is also one of the main ingredients in your OTC antacids? Calcium helps to maintain the PH balance and helps in proper digestion. This is the main reason cold milk can provide you instant relief from the burning sensation feels during acidity and acid reflux. Do not add sugar, chocolate etc if you are drinking milk for relief of acidity.
Some useful suggestions to Prevent & Treat Acidity
Sleep on your left side
Chew food properly
Walk / exercise at least for half an hour in a day
Drink lots of water
Eat smaller portions of foods at regular intervals
Spend some time in the light sun rays (Morning)
Avoid tight jeans / Clothes
Avoid excessive medications if not needed
Thank you for reading “Home remedies and some hacks to prevent Acidity“. You can also read “Top 10 foods that reduce bad Cholesterol in your body“.