Acid reflux, or heartburn, is a burning, intense pain felt around the lower chest area, which occurs as a result of the flowing of stomach acid back up into the food pipe. If it happens more than twice a week, it is a sign of GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Fortunately, its symptoms can be relieved with the help of dietary modification.
By consuming the following 7 foods, you will prevent a flare-up and treat the symptoms of acid reflux:
1.Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar regulates stomach acid, so you should add a tablespoon to a cup of water and drink it 5 minutes before meals. 2. Green Leafy Vegetables They are easily digested and prevent acid reflux. 3. Kefir Kefir effectively eases acid reflux symptoms, helps digestion and soothes the digestive tract. For best effects, you should take a kefir with live and active cultures that have been fermented for 24 hours. 4. Almonds Almonds skins calm the stomach, boost gut health, and treat indigestion. 5. Coconut Water It is loaded with potassium and electrolytes and hydrates the body. You should drink it throughout the entire day and drink one glass at bedtime. 6. Ginger It will relieve the symptoms of acid reflux if taken in small doses. You should take a fresh, small cut 1-2 times every day. 7. Fermented Vegetables Fermented vegetables contain lactobacillus which prevents heartburn.
Furthermore, there are also foods you need to avoid in order to prevent acid reflux:
Processed foods are full of corn, salt, and potato, all of which increase the risk of acid reflux. 2. Mint and Peppermint These lower the pressure in the esophageal sphincter and thus support the acid rise, and aggravate the symptoms of acid reflux. 3. Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners These lead to inflammation in the body and also promote overeating, which has negative effects in this case. 4. Tomatoes and Onions Tomatoes and onions worsen the symptoms of acid reflux. CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO CONTINUE READING …