Acidity Giving You Heartburn This Summer? Here are 5 Natural Ways to Heal.
Come summer, the stomach is always the first to take a hit with infections, gastroenteritis, amoebic dysentery, diarrhoea, food poisoning, acid reflux (GERD) and acidity.
Acidity occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach. When the secretion is more than usual, we feel what is commonly known as heartburn. Some of the common symptoms of acidity include frequent burping, vomiting sensation and bloating too. But before popping that usual antacid, make these tiny changes to your diet and lifestyle and keep acidity at bay.
1. Take Coconut Water For Stomach Pain
Nariyal Pani has cleansing properties that help flush out toxins from your body. It is also rich in fibre content and helps with regular bowel movements.
2. Papaya, Banana And Bael (Wood-Apple) Include In Your Daily Diet To Get Heartburn Relief
Bananas contain natural antacid properties. Papayas contain enzymes that improve digestion and reduce heartburn. Wood apple or Bael- native to India and a summer season fruit, is known to have miraculous effects on the digestive system. Its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties resets the stomach completely and heals it.
3. Grandma Was Right-Cold Milk, Butter Milk And Yogurt Can Heal Acidity
Milk is known to help stabilize gastric acids in the stomach. It is rich in calcium, which prevents the build-up of acid in the stomach. Buttermilk contains lactic acid that normalizes acidity in the stomach. Sprinkle a dash of black pepper or 1 teaspoon of ground coriander leaves for best results. Similarly, yogurt contains probiotics that help reduce inflammation and formation of gas in the intestines.
4. For Once, Moderate Exercise Helps In Reducing Acid Reflux
According to a New York Times report, exercises that cause least agitation in the body can help reduce acid reflux. A brisk walk or riding a stationary bike are vertical positions that can reduce acidity. It is seen that consistent Yoga practice can cure acid reflux.
5. Attack The Cause
Acidity has its usual triggers- empty stomach, long gap between meals, smoking, excessive consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol, eating processed frozen foods regularly or too much intake of oily, spicy street food. Maintain a food diary specially in the summer months to catch your trigger and then try and eliminate it.
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